"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.