In 1957 the Soviet Union beat the United States by launching the first satellite. A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.