John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster. His organization was the first to make money on tour, and he helped invent the small town marching band.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.