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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.