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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 ... more

First Blood Bank

Dr. Bernard Fantus established the first blood preservation laboratory on March 15, 1937. The ... more

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more

Bill Remembers: FBI Most Wanted List

Bill Kurtis remembers when the FBI began tapping the public for help in finding their most wanted ... more

‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Premieres

The stars of Monty Python’s Flying Circus reached new heights when their first film premiered ... more

First Gold Record

“Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Never let it fade away.” On March 14, 1958, ... more

Fred Allen & Jack Benny: Best of Frenemies

Comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny were good friends who enjoyed playing comic adversaries. ... more

Phoenix Lights

On March 13, 1997, people were looking up at the sky for the Hale-Bopp comet, and what onlookers ... more

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
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