Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
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.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.