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.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
She set out to save a species… us.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.