When you think of Silicon Valley, do you think of a place? An era? A person? A movement? What is its relevance in history or to American culture? Have you been there? What did you think? Share your story with American Experience.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."