The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.