The Mariana Islands are located 1,500 miles from Japan in the Central Pacific. In 1944 this proximity made them strategically important to the U.S. war effort. The U.S. Army Air Forces wanted to use the islands as launching pads for B-29 bomber attacks on Japanese targets. The islands were also crucial for the Japanese, who had 30,000 troops stationed on the island of Saipan to stop the American advance.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
After notorious revolutionary leader Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, New Mexico, General John Pershing and his 150,000 man cavalry set out to get Villa.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.