"American Genius" looks at those who mentally put the pedal to the metal," said David. These are stories of beautiful, hyper-creative mad minds. We may think we know them because our country, and the world, still reaps the benefits of their extraordinary thinking, but our goal is to go way behind IQ, and way beyond the known eccentricity. Season 01, Episode 05 - "Space Race"
America and the Soviet Union, deadlocked in the Cold War, set their sights on the final frontier - space. Go inside the more than decadelong struggle between the two superpowers as they both set out to conquer the moon. German scientist Werner Von Braun leads the charge for the U.S. and Sergei Korolev for the Soviets, but in the race to space, only one side can get there first. Season 01, Episode 06 - "Colt vs Wesson"
Samuel Colt and partners Edwin Smith & Daniel Wesson become locked in the first true "arms" race, as they compete to perfect the world's first revolver.