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.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.