The story of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
Trace the brief life of New York’s Penn Station, whose destruction spurred landmarks preservation.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Separate fact from fiction regarding the bank robbers whose exploits captivated America.
The Amish: Shunned (Extended Preview)
Former Amish choose their freedom over family.
The Amish: Shunned, A Profile of Jan
A profile of Jan, from The Amish: Shunned
The Poisoner's Handbook
In 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris. Over a decade and a half, Norris and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murderer to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota’s Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents. Together they constitute the world’s largest sculpture. The massive tableau inspires awe and bemusement. How, and when, was it carved? Who possessed the audacity to create such a gargantuan work? The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself.
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