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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
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.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
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.