From Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Buiding and Grand Central Terminal, to the carvings on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, and Grand Coulee Dam, the U.S. has dozens of impressive, important, and iconic structures. Which ones have you been to? Which has had the biggest impact on its local community and on the country? Which one is your favorite?
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.