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.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.