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.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
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.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.