Footage from the 1927 flood. Clips include shots of workers along the Mississippi River enforcing the levees with sandbags, Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover surveying the damage, and aerial views of the flooding.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The journey of Prince Maximilian, German naturalist, and artist Karl Bodmer, who explored the Mississippi River area from 1832-1834.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Vivid memories of those trapped in the terrifying temblor of 1906 that killed thousands of Californians.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
Her 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides sparked a revolution in environmental policy.