In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Desert Storm - newly discovered letters read by celebrity actors tell of courage, longing, and sacrifice.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota's Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
America's Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself. Part of the Wild West collection.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.