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.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.