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.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.