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 worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
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.
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 internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.