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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.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.