The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
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.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.