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.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.