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.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.