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.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The story of the farmers who dreamed of prosperity and lived through ten years of drought, dust, disease and death.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.