Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.

This Day in History

On June 1,1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, went on the air for the first time. CNN made news reporting a round-the-clock affair, thereby making it possible for people to tune into the news whenever they wanted to, instead of waiting for scheduled broadcasts.


"What can one person do?"
Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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