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.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.