Born into a prominent New England family, George H.W. Bush came from railroad and Wall Street money. His father, Prescott Bush, was George's model for public service. He married Barbara Pierce, whose father was a director of McCall's Publishing Company.
George and Barbara's five surviving children include the 43rd president of the U.S., George W. Bush, and the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.
Browse a family photo and video gallery and learn more about an American political family.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.