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 Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
"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 effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.