In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world’s surface that had been described as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. The film reveals how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad luck conspired to turn a noble scientific mission into a human tragedy.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
John Scopes' free speech trial pitted science against religion after the teacher presented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in a Tennessee school.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.