Robert Moses built bridges, highways, Jones Beach, Lincoln Center and the United Nations in New York. His were some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.