They were the first to brave the unknown.
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.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
American Experience airs on Tuesday nights on most PBS stations.