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.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.