Lyndon Baines Johnson passed some of the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s that still affects Americans today. Discover how he used the power of the presidency to strike deals, make trades and form an alliance with Martin Luther King Jr. to bring civil rights to the forefront of American politics.
This captivating documentary from the History Channel recounts the development of iconic physicist Albert Einstein's provocative theory of general relativity. Some 200 years after the introduction of Isaac Newton's law of universal gravitation, Einstein rocked the science community with his theory, which suggests that gravity is a warping of space-time caused by the presence of matter.
In the Pacific, it flew just feet off the ground at more than 200 miles per hour, strafing and skip-bombing Japanese ships and fixed targets. In Europe, it roared at 12,000 feet through intense German anti-aircraft fire, dropping 500-pound bombs on rail lines and bridges. The B-25 bomber is widely regarded as the most versatile plane of WWII. In this hour, host Steve Thomas uncovers the story of the crucial roles the B-25 played during the war. He watches close up as several B-25s are being restored today, meets six veterans who flew them in intense combat–including during the legendary Doolittle Raid–and experiences the thrill of flying in one of the greatest warplanes ever built.
In the year 2000, masses lined up to cheer on Russell Crowe's Maximus in the Ridley Scott film, "Gladiator." More than 1,900 years earlier, they lined up for the real thing.
He fired cannon on his own countrymen, wooed the mistress of a formidable opponent and even threatened the Pope. He was Napoleon, one of the most brilliant and complex figures in history. This absorbing appraisal of his life offers a new perspective of the little man from Corsica, who rose to new heights of power by seizing every brutal, outrageous opportunity in his path.
Explores how the borders of the United States evolved and continue to change in response to religion, transportation, communication, politics, culture clashes and even Mother Nature. Local experts and everyday folks lead host Brian Unger to insights about some of America's most baffling questions. How are flying fish threatening to re-draw the shape of Illinois?