Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
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.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
American Experience has moved to Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.