Nearly every American town has a baseball diamond. A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.