Most people don’t consider the possibility that they might not be able to have a child. But for the millions of Americans diagnosed as infertile, a world of difficult choices awaits. Medical procedures that address infertility are expensive, often painful, sometimes dangerous, and don’t guarantee success.
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.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.