A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
The 300-year saga of the American whaling industry.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
It was the largest fire in American history: by the time it was all over, more than three million acres had burned and at least 78 firefighters were dead.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.