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.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.