History Stories
CATEGORY: Television
Why Are There So Many Urban Legends About Mr. Rogers?
February 16, 2018

If popular folklore is to be believed, he's a tattooed former sniper with a dark secret. Read More

Big Bird Narrowly Escaped Death on the Challenger Mission
January 26, 2018

The puppeteer inside the yellow suit was in talks to go to space. Read More

How TV Killed Hollywood’s Golden Age
January 3, 2018

Television brought film into people’s homes—but flattened Hollywood. Read More

The Best Books, Shows, Films and Podcasts of 2017 for History Lovers
December 28, 2017

This year's most compelling cultural fare looked to the past. Here are our top picks. Read More

7 Memorable Moments from the Original ‘Twilight Zone’
December 7, 2017

The iconic genre-bending show is being revived in 2017. Read More

A Brief History of Creepy Clowns
September 13, 2017

Why exactly have creepy clowns become such a trope in pop culture? Read More

Nine of the Most Collectible School Lunch Boxes, 1935 to Now
September 7, 2017

Iconic school lunchboxes through the ages. Read More

Why the Real-Life Hawkeye Pierce Hated ‘M*A*S*H’
August 28, 2017

Richard Hornberger was famous for his wisecracking characters, but his real accomplishments were as a surgeon. Read More

Before TV ‘Revivals,’ There Were Just Endless Spin-Offs
August 9, 2017

Television has always recycled itself. Read More

Why HBO’s Planned ‘Confederate’ Series Alarms Some Historians
August 1, 2017

Controversy surrounds Confederate, an upcoming alternative history series. Read More