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 remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
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.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.