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.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.