With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
American Experience has moved to Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.