He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided
Follow the story of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln’s childhood — his in a remote backwoods cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home — and learn about their courtship.
"Annie Oakley," an on-target profile of the sharpshooter.
A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921, The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration known as the ARA.
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