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.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.