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 first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
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.