The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.