A peek at the first chapter of The Abolitionists, Part 1, premiering January 8, 2013, 9pm on PBS.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.