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.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.