How did they do it?
Find out in this eighteen-minute film, Building the World Trade Center, produced by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1983 with original footage of the towers under construction.
To learn more about the engineering behind the World Trade Center, read an illustrated essay, Towers of Innovation, on the PBS companion site to NOVA's Why The Towers Fell.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
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 influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.