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Total Eclipse of the Sun

"When a total solar eclipse happens, it's an awe-inspiring event, not just for what you're seeing ... more

The Beat Generation

"Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and a guy named Lucien Carr …they started ... more

Riding the Wave of Fortune

"The post-war boom created this sense that there was one way to be a successful American, sort ... more

The Rise of the Haight

It was the center of a fresh music scene that brought the rise of a new sound, and cultivated ... more

Bill Remembers: Hurricane Andrew

At the time in 1986, it was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Bill Kurtis reflects ... more

Hawaii Joins the Union

On August 21, 1959, Hawaii’s 6.5-thousand miles of lush land along with 600,000 people officially ... more

Bill Remembers: Hurricane Camille

Bill Kurtis looks back on Hurricane Camille, which struck down in Mississippi during the summer ... more

Press Your Luck

“There was just sort of this tension. Oh my God. What do we do? Can we stop this? And the obvious ... more

Rocket Skates

Once roller skates, or rocket skates as the used to be called, were invented the only natural ... more

Bill Remembers: The Charles Manson Murders

Bill Kurtis looks back on the gruesome murders of Sharon Tate and six others, all carried out ... more

The Miracle Mile

Proving doctors and naysayers wrong, Roger Bannister was the first man to run a sub-4-minute ... more

America’s Oldest Magazine

With bylines from Jack London, Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut, and a ... more

Sounds of the Time: JD Souther

"My friends, Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey and Don Henley and eventually Warren Zevon, were all ... more

Jesse Owens Strikes Gold!

He was known as the world’s fastest man, the Buckeye Bullet…Jesse Owens broke records and ... more

Chicago Race Riots

Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandberg likened the 1919 riot in Chicago to “the jungle.” It ... more

Dylan Goes Electric

At the ripe age of 24, Bob Dylan was already considered to be the voice of his generation. His ... more

Bill Remembers: Technology Advances and Reporting

Bill Kurtis remembers how technology has evolved over time, forever changing news gathering and ... more

The Eastland Disaster

"The policeman who was witnessing this said the boat just turned over, like an egg in the water ... more
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