The first chapter of American Experience's "Jesse James," broadcasting January 31.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
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.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".