When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism amongst a group left abandoned in the high Arctic.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
This stunning film portrait of Yosemite National Park uses the 1851 diary of the first expedition of soldiers into the Native American territory.