A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb in the top-secret Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico during World War II. Premiered January 6, 2009.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
After the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, British and American pilots delivered tons of food and fuel to the German city by airplane for nearly a year.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.