Following the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, the 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside between police and protesters on the streets of Chicago.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
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.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.