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.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
Founding father Alexander Hamilton went up against political rival and former vice president Aaron Burr in one of history's most famous duels.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.