The story of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
Trace the brief life of New York’s Penn Station, whose destruction spurred landmarks preservation.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Separate fact from fiction regarding the bank robbers whose exploits captivated America.
The Amish: Shunned (Extended Preview)
Former Amish choose their freedom over family.
The Amish: Shunned, A Profile of Jan
A profile of Jan, from The Amish: Shunned
The Poisoner's Handbook
In 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris. Over a decade and a half, Norris and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murderer to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.
On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal opened connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. The story of the canal features a delightful cast of colorful characters ranging from an indomitable President to visionary engineers to tens of thousands of workers from around the world, rigidly segregated by race.
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