Emerson's oratory ignites the imagination of the young journalist Walt Whitman.
Students reevaluate the trail of the last fugitive slave and the judge who judged him.
Conservators race to rescue rare manuscripts damaged by floods.
Top-secret documents provide a glimpse behind the Iron Curtain.
Six thousand years of art goes on display at the new Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
The Manchu came as allies but stayed to rule China.
A radio series traces the evolution of country, blues, and rock 'n' roll.
Artist Otto Dix documents the horrors of World War I.
An English countess creates the basis for computer software.
An unconventional partnership leads to an advance in cardiac surgery.
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