Insurmountable odds. Unforgiving conditions. Unyielding courage.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.