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.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.