Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.