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.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.