To reduce costs and increase production of his most successful automobile -- the Model T -- Henry Ford borrowed a tactic from the meatpacking industry and implemented the assembly line in his manufacturing plant. It would revolutionize the auto industry as would Ford's groundbreaking Five Dollar Day wage for an eight-hour shift.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
This film follows the 65 "British soldiers" and 67 "American rebels" who reenact the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord.