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 man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.