On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles gave the nation a Halloween scare with his radio broadcast of an adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1898 novel, The War of the Worlds.
In August 1955, a 14-year-old Black boy named Emmett Till was murdered by two white men. His death helped mobilize the civil rights movement.
Follow the gripping story of the race against time to save San Francisco and the nation from an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1900.
Actors, antique radios, and the greatest prank of all times. Behind the scenes with the producers of War of the Worlds.
After the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, thousands of listeners wrote letters. American Experience film producers used the letters as inspiration for dramatized on-camera interviews. Watch the outtakes.
In the early 1900s, Martians were a hot topic in American popular culture.