Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future.
Premiering February 5, 2013 at 9pm ET.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.