The Railroad revolutionized travel and shipping across America. Many people ride trains today not just for transportation, but also as a way to see the country. What trains have you been on? Do you have any memories of Streamliners? Have you been in a Pullman car? Share your most memorable train ride 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.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.