On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French had failed disastrously. But the U.S. paid a price for victory: more than a decade of ceaseless, grinding toil, an outlay of more than 350 million dollars—the largest single federal expenditure in history to that time – and the loss of more than 5,000 lives.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.