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.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
After 18 years of struggles, the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
A gripping tale of medical intervention gone awry, and one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.