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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
A biography of the 41st U.S. president, from his service in WWII to his days in the Oval Office. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
In 1936 Angie Debo uncovered the U.S. government's theft of Native Americans' oil rich lands in Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.