A behind the scenes look at American Experience film "Custer's Last Stand," premiering January 17, 2012 at 8 pm ET.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.