Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
While the U.N. debated strategies for control of atomic energy, the U.S. Navy was preparing for nuclear tests on Bikini Island.
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.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.