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 uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.