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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.