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.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.