The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, and thrived from the Depression through World War II, leaving a legacy in music.
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.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.