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.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the 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.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
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.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.