At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.