The first chapter of American Experience's "Jesse James," broadcasting January 31.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.