The Cold War and the nuclear arms race dominated American foreign policy for decades. Did the fears of nuclear weapons personally affect your life? Do you think the U.S. should have engaged in creating the world’s most powerful bombs? What do you think is the most threatening weapon in the world today?
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.