In 1988, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the twentieth century -- and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism. One by one, his opponents underestimated him; one by one, Reagan surprised them, rising to become a president who always preferred to see America as a "shining city on a hill."
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.