In the 1940s Dr. Walter Freeman gained fame for perfecting the lobotomy, then hailed as a miracle cure for the severely mentally ill. But within a few years, lobotomy was labeled one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The dramatic story of the nation's first subway
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.