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.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
They were the first to brave the unknown.
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.
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.