Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.