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.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.