The first chapter of American Experience's "Jesse James," broadcasting January 31.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.