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A look back on the moments in history and pop culture that affected our lives.

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aired today
The day in history when Robert Kennedy held a secret but pivotal meeting with Civil Rights leaders; remembering the premiere of the groundbreaking film "Thelma and Louise"; celebrating the life and legacy of Patti LaBelle.
aired 1 day ago
The day in history when Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree came to an end; remembering when The Who released their iconic rock opera "Tommy"; when Steven Soderbergh became the youngest director in history to win the top prize at Cannes Film Festival.
aired 2 days ago
Delving into the history behind the creation of the video game Pac-Man; looking back on when the USS Stark suffered a devastating missile attack as the result of a misidentified target; Mr. T tells the story of how he went from rags to riches.
aired 3 days ago
Remembering the legendary season finale of the hit series "Newhart"; looking back on the rise of comedian turned game show host Drew Carey; the debut of MTV's reality show "The Real World."
aired 6 days ago
The city of San Francisco; the newspaper report that sent Americans rushing west in hopes of finding gold; the controversy that surrounded the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge; Tony Bennett writes San Francisco's signature song.
aired 7 days ago
Turning back the lens of time on the day in history when Washington's Mount St. Helens erupted; remembering when Reverend Sun Myung Moon was convicted of tax evasion; celebrating the birth of baseball great Reggie Jackson.
aired 7 days ago
The day in history when the Supreme Court ruled to desegregate America's schools in the case of Brown vs. The Board of Education; looking back on the end to the decade-long television drama "Beverly Hills, 90210"; remembering first Kentucky Derby.
aired 8 days ago
Looking back on how the annual Academy Awards became one of Hollywood's biggest nights; the story of how Pierce Brosnan became a household name; reliving the drama that surrounded a group of Texas lawmakers who went missing.
aired 9 days ago
Recalling the history behind how Las Vegas became the city of sin; back in time to relive the battle for People's Park at UC Berkeley; celebrating the birth of actress Cate Blanchett.
aired 10 days ago
Reflecting back on the last laughs for the iconic cast of "Seinfeld"; first learning of the increasing threat to the survival of Polar bears; turning back the lens of time on America's first space station.
aired 13 days ago
Serial killers in the modern era; how the handsome Ted Bundy charmed his victims; the terrifying reign of John Wayne Gacy; the killer who targeted beautiful young women across country and earned the name of Beauty Queen Killer.
aired 13 days ago
The legacy of Reggae music pioneer Bob Marley; the railroad worker strike that led to a historic intervention by the government; profiling the life and career of comedian George Carlin.
aired 14 days ago
Nelson Mandela is sworn in as president of South Africa; the government approves a massive bailout for Chrysler; celebrating the life and legacy of Fred Astaire.
aired 15 days ago
The government approves the first form of birth control; chronicling the musical career of Billy Joel; delving into the history behind a science fiction novel that evolved into the religion known as Scientology.
aired 16 days ago
The birth of Melissa Gilbert with a look back on her career as a child star in Hollywood; remembering when the Soviet Union boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles; the story of when Gary Hart's presidential run ended in scandal.
aired 17 days ago
Vladimir Putin is officially sworn in as the President of Russia; sitting down with Jimmie Walker to look back on his rise in comedy; profiling one of the most successful female filmmakers in Hollywood history, Amy Heckerling.
aired 20 days ago
A look back on the moments in history and pop culture that affected our lives.
aired 20 days ago
British journalist David Frost coaxes an apology out of former President Richard Nixon; Ohio National Guard opened fire on protesting students at Kent State University; celebrating Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn.
aired 21 days ago
Ronald and Nancy Reagan are charged with being ruled by the science of astrology; looking back on the construction of Chicago's tallest building; the story behind the founding of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
aired 22 days ago
Retelling the amazing story of Lou Gehrig's record setting streak on the baseball field; an elite Navy SEAL team takes out the most wanted man in the U.S.; Dwayne Johnson tells the story of how he went from troubled kid to Hollywood success.
aired 23 days ago
Celebrating the birth of television legend Jack Paar; recalling the history of New York City's Empire State Building; remembering the case surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Washington D.C. intern Chandra Levy.