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.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.