Nearly every American town has a baseball diamond. A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.