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 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.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.