This episode examines the careers of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, and the public works that transformed the city in the 1930s. It also explores Harlem during the Depression and the complex impact of the automobile.
Psychologists Mamie and Kenneth Clark prove a connection between segregation and low self-esteem
This film traces many years of turbulent race relations by looking at television programs.
Journalist, lecturer, and author Adam Hochschild discusses the role African and Asian troops from European colonies played in World War I.
Kathy Reynolds describes the project for which she won a Margot Stern Strom Award.
Jonathan Petropoulos discusses the choices four German artists made under Nazi rule.
U.S. Representative John Lewis tells a story about his past to highlight citizens’ efforts to unite the United States.
Scholar Donna-Lee Frieze chronicles the life and work of Raphael Lemkin.
New York became the focal point of an extraordinary array of human and cultural energies. At the same time the new media industries of advertising, radio networks, public relations, and magazines found their homes in midtown Manhattan.