Throughout the early 1960s thousands of young men and women poured into the Santa Clara valley every month, lured by the booming electronics and defense industries. "There was just too much talent stuffed into one place."
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.