The story of Jesse James remains one of America's most cherished myths... and one of its most wrong-headed. A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.