The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, from the 1940s into the 50s, with contemporary performances by both.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.