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.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West