October 29, 9/8 c. Watch the War of the Worlds preview. A broadcast that struck fear into an already anxious nation, Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast was the most famous alien invasion that never happened.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.