For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.