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.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.