A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
The remarkable story of mid-19th century ingenuity and perseverance during the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable between North America and Europe.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.