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 Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The story of the dramatic post-World War II tribunal that brought Nazi leaders to justice and defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day.