TAGLINE ONSCREEN: "Where we've been. Where we are. Where we're going."
Even though Babe Ruth appears in archive footage playing baseball for the New York Yankees, the voice over narration does not mention "Babe Ruth," instead, the narrator refers to him as "George Herman Ruth," his proper name given to him at birth.
In this episode, when Robert A. Caro is discussing the Cross Bronx Expressway, he is speaking from the Jesup Avenue overpass, the middle of three overpasses between University Avenue and Jerome Avenue (the other two are Nelson Avenue and Macombs Road, respectively.) In the background is the Jerome Avenue exit of the Cross Bronx Expressway and the Mt. Eden Avenue Station of the Number 4 Train.
First American television documentary to be granted full access to the extensive collection of research materials at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, bringing to the public a wealth of never-before-seen archival material.
Linda Emond previously played Abigail Adams in the 1997 Broadway revival of "1776."
This is David Strathairn's second portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer; the first was in the 1989 telefilm Day One (1989) (TV).
Ethan Marten plays Dolley Madison's first husband, John Todd, Jr.. His Mother is Historic Romance Writer Jacqueline Marten. The little-known historic figure makes several appearances within her eighteen novels.
In 1969, homosexual acts were illegal in every state except Illinois.
On June 28, 1969, New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village, causing six days of riots, peaceful protests, and unrest.