P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth" which would become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.