A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The remarkable story of how a railroad was built connecting California to the East.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.