A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.