The Cold War and the nuclear arms race dominated American foreign policy for decades. Did the fears of nuclear weapons personally affect your life? Do you think the U.S. should have engaged in creating the world’s most powerful bombs? What do you think is the most threatening weapon in the world today?
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.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.