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.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.