Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. G-Men were public heroes, doing battle with John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde and other criminals.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.