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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.