Rising more than 700 feet above the raging waters of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. 5,000 working men and their families came to live in the Nevada desert, all in search of a paycheck. The work was extremely dangerous, and done mostly without modern safety precautions.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.