Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history.
Part of the Wild West collection, Custer's Last Stand premieres on American Experience January 17, 2012.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in World War II to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.