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.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.