America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.