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.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.