It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America's imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt's vision for a "planned promised land" where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The Native American leader fought against U.S. expansion onto Apache tribal land. The story of a tragic collision of two civilizations.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.