In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana. The story is told by survivors, Temple defectors, relatives, and journalists.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.