In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. The plane had provided a high-tech peek behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.