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The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.