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Grand Coulee Dam loomed large in America's imagination during the Great Depression.
The worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.
A chilling nightmare at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980.
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts.
The story of nine young men from Washington who captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games.
The United States Air Force brought men up 19 miles, testing the limits of human endurance
After attempting to commit the perfect crime, would two boys get the death penalty?
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
There is no such thing as “Mr. Yoga,” but there was a “Mr. Pilates.”
A composer's research process and the challenges he faced in creating music for the film.
How a race-car driver came to be one of the most famous fighters of the Great War.
An American who escaped the racism of Georgia, and fought on the battlefields of France.
George Creel the man tasked with selling the Great War to the American people.
Private Ralph Johns training for the Great War was two days practice with a rifle.
How could President Wilson call for democracy abroad while suppressing it at home?
Creating music to reflect the mood and feelings of the film, without editorializing it.
As the war ends, America is forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict.
The climactic struggle and ensuing peace that forever changed a president and a nation.
As patriotism sweeps the nation, the country assembles its first mass conscripted army.
Follow Americas entry into the conflict.
American neutrality erodes as Wilson declares “the world must be made safe for democracy.”
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The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.
Explore Americas tortured, nearly three-year journey to war.