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.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
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 unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.