The United States has seen its share of industrial titans. Which of them do you think had the greatest impact on our country and our world? Henry Ford, whose automobile changed our lives? Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world? Or Rockefeller, who competed with Carnegie in a battle of philanthropy. Or perhaps you think it is someone else? Share your story with American Experience.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.