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Tesla vs. Marconi: Who Invented Radio
Nikola Tesla gave a public demonstration of the wireless transmission of energy on March 1, 1893.
Bill Remembers: The Peace Corps
Bill Kurtis reminisces on the enduring passion of Peace Corps workers.
One of the most recognizable images from World War II was taken on January 23, 1945. After capturing
California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach
Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only attack the Japanese launched on America. On February 23, 1942,
Brian Boitano Wins Gold
"They were hanging the medal around my neck. I was watching the American flag go up, and I was
“It's a problem of human rights. It's a problem of recognizing and respecting the 22 million
Bill Remembers: Chicago 8 Trial
Today Bill remembers the six months he spent covering the circus like atmosphere that was the
Retrospectacle: Ty Warner’s Beanie Baby Fad
The '90s brought us a plush little toy that promised “riches” to its collectors. Beanie Babies
Dimaggio Joins the War Effort
When the U.S. entered World War II nearly every American joined the war effort, including celebrities.
Bill Kurtis on Nixon’s Trip to China
Bill Kurtis remembers how President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China forever changed history and
It was during the time when cars were worshipped and driving was a popular leisure activity.
Wife Ball Story
It’s one of America’s quintessential recreational sports: Wiffle Ball. The hollow plastic
Margaret Cho Talks Comedy
“I remember being in my parents’ car listening to the radio, listening to these comedians
General Tom Thumb’s Wedding
Charles Sherwood Stratton, whose stage name was General Tom Thumb, was one of the biggest and
War Time (Daylight Saving Time)
It was one of many attempts the U.S. took at changing the clock. But, finally Congress voted
“The Normandie met its final doom when, with a resounding crunch of ice and a belch of smoke,
First Untethered Spacewalk
After decades of tethered spacewalks it was time to push the bar even further. On February 7,
General Electric Theatre
In the 1950s and early 1960s one of the largest companies in the world had a megaphone unlike