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.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.