A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.