Dr. Shirley Fannin is currently a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases in LA.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.