The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Though first seen only as an expensive luxury, Alexander Graham Bell's telephone soon transformed American life and became a necessity.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.