Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island. It was one of the largest single human migrations in history.
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.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.