Premise

This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen Kane' when it was released, and the Battle of the Bulge. In addition, its Scottsboro Boys film won an Emmy, and seven entries (including the Scottsboro and Kane films) earned Oscar nominations.

Guest Stars

David Morse
Abraham Lincoln
9 Episodes (2001-2011)
Holly Hunter
Mary Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln
9 Episodes (2001-2011)
Joe Morton
6 Episodes (2000-2010)
Callie Thorne
Sara Pierce
3 Episodes (2001-2006)
Eric Stoltz
Ray Baker
3 Episodes (2001-2002)
Rene Auberjonois
Alexander Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson
3 Episodes (2000-2002)
Richard Brooks
Frederick Douglass
3 Episodes (2013-2013)
Jeb Bush
3 Episodes (2008-2008)
Neal Huff
William Lloyd Garrison
3 Episodes (2013-2013)
Kate Lyn Sheil
Harriet Beecher Stowe
3 Episodes (2013-2013)
Courtney B. Vance
Vivien Thomas
2 Episodes (2001-2004)
Dan Rather
2 Episodes (2008-2010)
Andre Braugher
Robert Carter
1 Episode (2001)
Blair Brown
Ellen Wilson
1 Episode (2002)
Brian Dennehy
Aaron Burr
1 Episode (2000)
Brian F. O'Byrne
Alexander Hamilton
1 Episode (2007)
Chris Bauer
Hiram Pierce
1 Episode (2006)
Chris Cooper
Walt Whitman
1 Episode (2008)
David Strathairn
J. Robert Oppenheimer
1 Episode (2009)
James Avery
Charles Hamilton Houston
Kathryn Erbe
Lucretia Garfield
1 Episode (2016)
Laura Linney
Nellie Wilson
1 Episode (2002)
Marion Ross
Edith Galt Wilson
1 Episode (2002)
Pat Hingle
Earl Warren
Roger Rees
William Bradford
1 Episode (2015)
Sean Fitzgerald
Charles B. Starkweather
1 Episode (2003)
Wes Studi
Major Ridge
1 Episode (2009)
Will Patton
John Wilkes Booth
1 Episode (2009)
Amy Ryan
Luzena Wilson
1 Episode (2006)
James Barbour
Thomas Jefferson
1 Episode (2006)
Eve Best
Dolley Madison
1 Episode (2010)
Beau James
Alfred Blalock
1 Episode (2003)
Chris Haley
Vivien Thomas
1 Episode (2003)
Dan Dowling
Dr. Nathan Keep
1 Episode (2003)
David Morrow
Dr. Winslow Lewis
1 Episode (2003)
Frank Pando
Vicente Perez Rosales
1 Episode (2006)
Linda Emond
Abigail Adams
1 Episode (2006)
Marc Carver
Derastus Clapp
1 Episode (2003)
Richard McElvain
Dr. Woodbridge Strong
1 Episode (2003)
Robert Grant
Aristides Agramonte
1 Episode (2006)
Robert Murphy
Marshall Francis Tokey
1 Episode (2003)
Sam Gray
Felix Frankfurter
Sean McGuirk
Dr. George Parkman
1 Episode (2003)
Shuler Hensley
James A. Garfield
1 Episode (2016)
Stephen Benson
Ephriam Littlefield