The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
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.