American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.