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.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
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.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.