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Escape From Alcatraz
"When that cell door slammed shut, it's a sound that I had never heard before in prison. And
First Blood Bank
Dr. Bernard Fantus established the first blood preservation laboratory on March 15, 1937. The
Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit
1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched
Bill Remembers: FBI Most Wanted List
Bill Kurtis remembers when the FBI began tapping the public for help in finding their most wanted
‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Premieres
The stars of Monty Python’s Flying Circus reached new heights when their first film premiered
First Gold Record
“Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Never let it fade away.” On March 14, 1958,
Fred Allen & Jack Benny: Best of Frenemies
Comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny were good friends who enjoyed playing comic adversaries.
On March 13, 1997, people were looking up at the sky for the Hale-Bopp comet, and what onlookers
Bill Remembers: Murrow and McCarthy
Bill Kurtis looks back to 1954 when Edward R. Murrow stood up to Joseph McCarthy during his TV
The VW Bus
This was the vehicle that defined a generation. “It became an icon because it was so different
Bill Remembers: The VW Bus
Bill Kurtis speaks about going to California in 1970 and seeing the streets overrun with the
Jones Act Battles Bootlegging
Prohibition didn’t keep the American public from importing, exporting or consuming alcohol.
Wilt Chamberlain's Record Setting Game
After almost 60 years, his record remains unbroken. On March 2, 1962, basketball legend Wilt
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