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.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.