His family arrived in the United States penniless, but by the end of the Gilded Age, Andrew Carnegie had amassed an unimaginable fortune.
The “Rad Lab” was the main research facility for the American radar program in the Second World War. But there’s virtually no record of it.
In the 1930s, nearly every leading scientist in America visited a private laboratory in Tuxedo Park.
Alfred Loomis made millions on Wall Street, then went on to develop the technology that helped win WWII.
Snakes, spiders, and howler monkeys are just a few of the things this filmmaking team encountered in the Amazon.
A filmmaking team ventures into the Amazon to bring to life Teddy Roosevelt’s harrowing journey down an uncharted river.
When Theodore Roosevelt was near death on the banks of an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon, he pleaded with his son to leave him behind. But Kermit Roosevelt refused.
Theodore Roosevelt’s 1914 trip down the River of Doubt in Brazil’s Amazon brought him to the brink of death.
The explorer was considered the Lewis and Clark of Brazil, and kept Theodore Roosevelt alive on the journey through the Amazon.
The unlikely horse that became a champion of endorsements.
Executive Producer Mark Samels on what's coming to American Experience in early 2018.
The remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rainforest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon in 1914.