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.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.