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 courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.