The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future. Four pilots took off from Seattle and two returned 175 days later.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.