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 internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.