The biography of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this documentary of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.
Premiering January 29, 2012 at 9pm ET on PBS.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.