An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.