A biography of Mark Twain (1835-1910) features interviews and Twain readings. Included: his early life on the Mississippi; the publication of "Huckleberry Finn;" money problems; family tragedies; and his death in April 1910.
The efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to gain women's suffrage. Included: the 1848 women's-rights convention; a split in the women's movement after the Civil War; Anthony's 1872 arrest; the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1919.
A portrait of architecture giant Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) visits Wright's "prairie houses" in suburban Chicago; Mayan-inspired residences in the L.A. area; the Unity Temple in Oak Park (Ill.); and the Johnson Wax Building in Racine, Wis.
A chronicle of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's 1804-06 exploration of the West, up the Missouri River and then by land to the Pacific Ocean. Included: comments by historian Stephen E. Ambrose; and authors William Least Heat-Moon and Dayton Duncan.
A biography of Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence. Included: Jefferson's early life; a review of his presidency and his life after politics; his relationship with slave Sally Hemmings.