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 personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.