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.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.