On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 147 people were dead. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.