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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family