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.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.