"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.
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller was the world's first billionaire and the most hated man in America.
He rose from obscurity to become the 20th century's most influential American innovator.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The Abolitionists: Part III
In the final episode of The Abolitionists, the anti-slavery battle rises to fever pitch. Lincoln becomes President, John Brown is martyred, Southern states secede, war breaks out, and yet the Thirteenth Amendment is ratified, banning slavery in all states — forever.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America's first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Three weeks before her 40th birthday Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.
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