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.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.