The first chapter of American Experience's "Annie Oakley," the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
In the early 1830s, Texas, ruled by Mexico, held 20,000 U.S. settlers and 4,000 Mexican Tejanos, forcing residents to pick sides.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.