Although we know Robert E. Lee as a central character in America's defining national trauma, the Civil War, many do not know the full character that was Lee. Through these images, we see a very human Lee, from the young boy coping with the abandonment of an admired but disgraced father, to the infirm and short-tempered general who carried the weight of Confederate hopes on his shoulders.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.