Radium used to be an ingredient in face creams. Thallium was in depilatory lotions. Arsenic was in rat poison -- until relatively recently! What products have you come across that include surprising ingredients? Share your story with American Experience.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
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.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.