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 brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.