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.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.