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.
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.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.