The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, and thrived from the Depression through World War II, leaving a legacy in music.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.