A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.