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.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
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 American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.