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.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
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.