The first chapter of American Experience's "Jesse James," broadcasting January 31.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.