America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.