America becomes a global superpower; the economy and population boom. In the jet age and the space age pioneers conquer new frontiers and run headlong into Cold War. The Challenger disaster and 9/11 are tragedies that try the nation's spirit. From the television to the credit card and the personal computer technology drives America into the 21st century. It could be said that America was invented not discovered. AMERICA THE STORY OF US looks at history from an entirely new viewpoint with untold stories about the men and women - both famous figures and everyday people - who pushed innovation and ingenuity to the very edge of possibility to create a modern world that was unthinkable at it's founding. From the taming of the west to the building of our great cities to the conflict that united and divided a nation AMERICA THE STORY OF US immerses viewers in each moment as it happens.