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 central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.