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 Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.