America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
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.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.