With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.