From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The decisions made by leaders and the escalation of bloodletting that finally ended World War II.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
As a nation mourned the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, a manhunt closed in on the twenty-six-year-old actor, John Wilkes Booth.