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.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.