FDR's Second Bill of Rights
Watch this video about the greatest speech of the 20th Century on HowStuffWorks. Law professor Cass R. Sunstein talks about his book on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and brings back from obscurity an important speech: FDR's State of the Union Address of 1944,
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Best Evidence: TWA Flight 800 CIA Animation
Did the FBI, National Transportation Safety Board and the CIA attempt to mislead the public about the explosion of TWA Flight 800? A researcher explains why he thinks the official CIA animation doesn't hold water on Discovery Channel's "Best Evidence."
Last American Cowboy: The Galt Ranch
The Galts run one of the largest ranches in the country with over 7,500 cattle on 100,000 acres of land. Thankfully, modern technology has made it much more convenient to survey so many cattle. They have a helicopter!
Last American Cowboy: The Hughes Ranch
Scott and Stacy Hughes raise 500 heads of cattle on 12,000 acres--alone. The business is all in the family and Scott is the only ranch hand. His job turns out to be a true test of character.
Best Evidence: TWA Flight 800 Cover Up Conspiracy
Could traces of plastic explosives residue found at the TWA Flight 800 wreckage discredit the FBI's official investigation report? An FBI analyst and an independent researcher weigh in on Discovery Channel's "Best Evidence."
Unsolved History: Battleground Gettysburg
This clip from Discovery Channel's "Unsolved History" takes us to the Civil War battleground of Gettysburg, where after days of bloodshed, the Union defeated the Confederate army. Gettysburg is often thought of as the turning point in the Civil War.
Alcatraz Webisodes: 1943 Escape Attempt
During a 1943 escape attempt prison guards shot at four men as they entered the water off Alcatraz. Two surrendered peacefully, two others died. Learn more in this video from Investigation Discovery.
Last American Cowboy: The Cowboy Way
With modern expansion, the way of the cowboy is dying out. These three families-- the Galts, the Hughes and the Stuckeys-- may be the last true American cowboys.
Assignment Discovery: The Underground Railroad
This clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery," explains the Underground Railroad. In the 1830s that name was given to a network of people that helped slaves escape from the South and reach free states.
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Air traffic control receives direct contact from the terrorists who crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the first World Trade Center tower on September 11, 2001.
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Back on September 11, 2001, fighter jets raced to the Washington D.C. area to potentially intercept any incoming, non-responsive air crafts, but unfortunately they were not there in time.
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Take a look at some of the devastating remains from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
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The underground void at ground zero from the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center will become home to the new 9/11 museum.
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The construction crews of the new 9/11 museum race to complete the pavilion -- housing the tridents from the twin towers -- before the victims' families arrive on 9/11/11.
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Rebuilding Ground Zero: Symbolism in Numbers
Architect David Childs explains that Tower One of the new World Trade Center will include a 400 foot antenna that brings the building's height to 1,776 feet - a tribute to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.