America's most renowned football coach, Knute Rockne of Notre Dame, was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of financial and commercial power in American culture.
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.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.