Watch Chapter 1 of JFK Part 1. By the time he came of age, John Fitzgerald Kennedy inhabited a world of special exemption: the family estate in suburban New York, the summer compound in Hyannis Port, the winter retreat in Palm Beach. The story of his family's heroic multi-generational rise from the want of Irish famine might well have been a misty old folktale. The past was not the point in the Kennedy household.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.