French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.