Science and the military converged under a cloak of secrecy at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As part of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos — both its very existence and the work that went on there — was kept from Americans during World War II.
Many of the thousands of scientists on the project were not officially aware of what they were working on. Though they were not permitted to talk to anyone about their work, including each other, by 1945 some had figured out that they were in fact building an atomic bomb.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.