The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
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.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.