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.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.