The first chapter of Custer's Last Stand, premiering January 17 at 8/7C.
Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history. Part of the Wild West collection.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.