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The Jubilee Singers were a global sensation. But an aggressive touring schedule would leave the young performers exhausted, underpaid, and in some cases, dead.
A young woman’s relaxing night at home goes south … in the best possible way.
The true story behind the “true story” of the notorious Long Island home, the site of a terrible murder and then the basis of scores of books and movies.
Portraits of the “Loving” generation.
Camille Billops abandoned her four-year-old to become the artist she knew she was meant to be. Twenty years later, her daughter wanted to know: why did you leave me?
The techniques that have been used to pressure American women to keep breeding are even more shocking than you might think.
Most of the fish we eat die by asphyxiation. But there’s a better way, both for the fish and those who eat them.
Mary Hallock Greenewalt received 11 patents for her “color organ,” an early form of synthesizer. She would spend the rest of her life defending them.
An artist goes deep, in all directions, on the where, what, when, how and why of a free watch.
When the Nazis confiscated money from Jews, they replaced it with worthless currencies that could only be used in ghettos or concentration camps.
Days after Lindsey Hubley gave birth to her son, she had to reenter the hospital with devastating medical problems. But every challenge that motherhood has brought is one to which she has risen.
A field guide to the sartorial choices of the far right.
What if the best way to make more money … was to print it yourself? In this new documentary series, meet the folks who created their own currencies.
Archival footage reveals history that we’d rather forget: when Madison Square Garden played host to a Nazi rally, in 1939.
Looking Across the Border
Cristhian, 16, dreams of the safety he might find on the other side of the US–Mexico border.
All 13-year-old Amayrani wants is to be able to study, learn English—and leave the migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico.
Museum of Human History
Greem’s family takes a ride on an A.I. roller coaster.
A man attempts to outclimb his grief by summiting a mountain on a remote island. But painful feelings refuse to be left behind.
Ronald McNair, one of the first African American astronauts, was a born trailblazer. In this animated interview, McNair’s brother remembers his path to NASA.
A little girl is forced to grow up fast, but what happens when she has to choose between her family and her future?
When lonely aeronauts have a meet-cute, their budding romance hits some unexpected turbulence.
A doctor has come up with a way to knock out phobias and trauma overnight. But what if being afraid is a fundamental part of who we are?
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