Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to become one of the first media stars as he railed against the nation's economic system in the midst of the Depression.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.