Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
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.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.