Premiering January 7, 2014. In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine included in everyday products. In New York City in the 1920s, medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.