Premiering on PBS February 18, 2014. Just 53 years after the station’s opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.