Led by physicist Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor began as a start-up company whose radical innovations would help make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, changing the way the world works, plays, and communicates. Noyce's invention of the microchip ultimately re-shaped the future, launching the world into the Information Age.
Silicon Valley premieres February 19 on PBS.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.