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.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.