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Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.