The Forgotten Plague
Learn more about tuberculosis, the deadliest killer in human history.
The Big Burn
Learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910.
Examine the life of the man who would be remembered as the genius who created the modern world.
Investigate the reasons North Carolina became home to the largest Klan organization in the country.
Ripley: Believe It or Not!
Witness the emergence of LeRoy Robert Ripley's razzle-dazzle entertainment empire and meet the man at the center of it all.
Cold War Roadshow
Revisit Nikita Khrushchev’s historic 1959 visit to America at the height of the Cold War.
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.
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