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.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.