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 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.