Before World War II, San Francisco's Chinatown was closed to outsiders, but second generation Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition to pursue their passion for American music and dance.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
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.