The biography of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this biography of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.