Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Robert Marshall, Aldo Leopold and Howard Zahniser dedicated their lives to protect the shrinking American wilderness.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.