A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
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.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
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.