The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.