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Bill Remembers: Murrow and McCarthy

Bill Kurtis looks back to 1954 when Edward R. Murrow stood up to Joseph McCarthy during his TV ... more

The VW Bus

This was the vehicle that defined a generation. “It became an icon because it was so different ... more

Bill Remembers: The VW Bus

Bill Kurtis speaks about going to California in 1970 and seeing the streets overrun with the ... more

Jones Act Battles Bootlegging

Prohibition didn’t keep the American public from importing, exporting or consuming alcohol. ... more

Wilt Chamberlain's Record Setting Game

After almost 60 years, his record remains unbroken. On March 2, 1962, basketball legend Wilt ... more

Tesla vs. Marconi: Who Invented Radio

Nikola Tesla gave a public demonstration of the wireless transmission of energy on March 1, 1893. ... more

Bill Remembers: The Peace Corps

Bill Kurtis reminisces on the enduring passion of Peace Corps workers.

Iwo Jima

One of the most recognizable images from World War II was taken on January 23, 1945. After capturing ... more

California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach

Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only attack the Japanese launched on America. On February 23, 1942, ... more

Brian Boitano Wins Gold

"They were hanging the medal around my neck. I was watching the American flag go up, and I was ... more

Malcolm X

“It's a problem of human rights. It's a problem of recognizing and respecting the 22 million ... more

Bill Remembers: Chicago 8 Trial

Today Bill remembers the six months he spent covering the circus like atmosphere that was the ... more

Retrospectacle: Ty Warner’s Beanie Baby Fad

The '90s brought us a plush little toy that promised “riches” to its collectors. Beanie Babies ... more

Dimaggio Joins the War Effort

When the U.S. entered World War II nearly every American joined the war effort, including celebrities. ... more

Bill Kurtis on Nixon’s Trip to China

Bill Kurtis remembers how President Nixon’s 1972 trip to China forever changed history and ... more

Retrospectacle: Tailfins

It was during the time when cars were worshipped and driving was a popular leisure activity. ... more

Wife Ball Story

It’s one of America’s quintessential recreational sports: Wiffle Ball. The hollow plastic ... more

Margaret Cho Talks Comedy

“I remember being in my parents’ car listening to the radio, listening to these comedians ... more
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