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.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.
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