The story of Jesse James remains one of America's most cherished myths... and one of its most wrong-headed. A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.