At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced -- all within the context of depression-era America.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.