The first chapter of American Experience's "Jesse James," broadcasting January 31.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.