From the program "Panama Canal," an animation of the locks system of the Panama Canal demonstrates how a ship would travel across the Panamanian Isthmus. This "lake and lock" canal was favored by Roosevelt, who Chief Engineer George Goethals called "the real builder of the Panama Canal."
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.