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Houston, We Had a Problem

Today Bill Kurtis remembers Apollo 13 and the legends who led the ship safely home.

The Boss

"This country…had a national amnesia. We fooled ourselves. We wanted to fool ourselves that ... more

A New Way To Listen

"I think 8 tracks…there's a certain cheesiness to it that makes it attractive.” If it’s ... more

The Non-Stick Wonder

You probably know Teflon best for its seemingly magical ability of keeping food unstuck from ... more

The British Bulldog

“No man in our lifetime has better earned the right to withdraw from the scene of action. As ... more

Bill Remembers: The Plane That Fell From The Sky

Bill Kurtis remembers TWA Flight 841, the plane that fell from the sky in 1979. This pilot was ... more

Going Once! Going Twice!

Theirs was referred to as the love story of the century. Edward VIII, The Duke of Windsor, showered ... more

Alaska: “Seward’s Folly”

The U.S. purchased Alaska on March 30, 1867. Secretary of State William H. Seward brokered the ... more

Spy Saga of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg

It was a real-life spy saga that came to a deadly end on March 29, 1951. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg ... more

Bill Remembers: Carol Burnet

Bill Kurtis speaks about “one of the most creative times in television,” when he was taping ... more

Rosie the Riveter

She was known as Rosie the Riveter. The iconic image of a female factory worker with a red bandana ... more

Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford Wed

Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks tied the knot on March 28, 1920. The powerhouse ... more

Mies Van Der Rohe

"He was always interested in distilling everything to its essentials…to simplify it, and that ... more

Retrospectacle: Bouffant Hair: Nowhere to Go but Up

Women have been sporting this do for generations and its popularity has since extended from real ... more

The Laser Becomes a Reality

On March 22, 1960, a pair of brothers-in-law turned fantasy into reality when they patented the ... more

Prohibition Ends After 13 Dry Years

The days of prohibition came to an end on March 22, 1933 when President Roosevelt signed the ... more

The Stamp Act Provokes Ire

After Britain won the battle to claim territory west of the Ohio River Valley, they realized ... more

Scopes Battles the Butler Act: The Fight for Evolution Theory

"He was willing to be put on trial for having taught evolutionary theory.” John Thomas Scopes ... more
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