Larry Wilcox Erik Estrada in CHiPs TV show

Ponch & John hit the roads in LA on CHiPs (1977-1983)

CHiPS, a light-hearted one-hour action-adventure series, follows the exploits of a pair of young California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers on the busy Los Angeles freeways, and their encounters with the infinite variety of people who drive there.
Little House on the Prairie - Ingalls family

The new TV series: Little House on the Prairie (1974)

Michael Landon stars in 'The Little House on the Prairie,' a fact-based World Premiere drama that tells the story of the Ingalls family in its move to Kansas from Wisconsin, and its struggle to survive there, as seen through the eyes of young Laura, who also narrates.

How the railroads first crossed America (1968)

The most dramatic and best-known story of railroading in the United States is the connecting of the Atlantic and the Pacific by railroad in 1869, tying of the oceans together by rail across the heart of the United States

The real death of a cheerleader story (1985)

Although the story below was the topic of the 1994 made-for-TV movie "Death of a Cheerleader"/"A Friend to Die For" starring Tori Spelling and Kellie Martin -- this story has personal meaning, because I was a student at the same school. Along with the rest of the town, I watched this whole tale unfold sadly and slowly during the course of several months.

Gold mining in California: A firsthand report (1849)

In this first-person report, take a look at the harsh conditions the Miner '49ers faced -- both in getting to California, and what they found when they reached the gold fields. "All writers who have written on the subject of crossing the plains have greatly misrepresented the trip."