An outlaw with a deadly reputation, Billy the Kid was gunned down by an ambitious sheriff on July 14, 1881. The felling of one of the most notorious criminals of the age was instantly national news. First demonized by the lawman who killed him, the Kid was soon mythologized by a never-ending stream of dime store romances and big-screen dramas.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
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.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.