Go behind the scenes at the country's busiest transportation hub. Half a million people pass through New York City's Penn Station every day. During rush hour, a train arrives at a platform every 58 seconds. Phil Kaplan has worked for Amtrak for 37 years, and he takes us for an unusual behind the scenes look at the Central Control room.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.