A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South. Based on Welty's 1983 autobiography of the same name.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.