It would be the "Biggest Thing on Earth," the salvation of the common man, a dam and irrigation project that would make the desert bloom, a source of cheap power that would boost an entire region of the country. Of the many public works projects of the New Deal, Grand Coulee Dam loomed largest in America's imagination during the darkest days of the Depression. It promised to fulfill President Franklin Roosevelt's vision for a "planned promised land" where hard-working farm families would finally be free from the drought and dislocation caused by the elements.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.