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.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
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.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.