This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. In 2011 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will rebroadcast this film as U.S. Grant: Warrior, an abridged 90-minute version of the film, focusing on Grant as a Civil War hero and a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington.
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.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
President Woodrow Wilson lead America during World War I, created the Federal Reserve, and helped create the League of Nations. Part of the award-winning The Presidents collection.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.