In 1953, the author Langston Hughes was called before Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations. We dramatized the actual hearing transcripts of Hughes’s testimony, made public 50 years later.
On June 22, 1938, 70,000 fans crammed into Yankee Stadium to watch what some have called "the most important sporting event in history" — the rematch between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling.
The Poison Squad tells the story of government chemist Dr. Harvey Wiley who, determined to banish these dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies.
In 1950 Joseph McCarthy declared that Owen Lattimore was a "top Russian spy.” Lattimore was exonerated five years later, but first he had to defend himself in two separate congressional hearings. Here's how they worked.