On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 147 people were dead. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.