The transcontinental railroad's construction touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Some desired it, some built it, and some did everything in their power to stop it. Browse a photo gallery of settlers, Native Americans, and workers whose lives were affected by the railroad as it traversed the West.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
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.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.