A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.