Verne Woods was a young pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was shot down over the French countryside on New Year’s Eve in 1943. Browse his photos and read excerpts from his interview with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
A cautionary tale of hate in America.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
After the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, British and American pilots delivered tons of food and fuel to the German city by airplane for nearly a year.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.