Thursday, January 5, 2012

American Experience - PBS Video: 'The Wild West' Series Promo - Premieres Jan 10 '12

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - PBS VIDEO: 'THE WILD WEST' SERIES PROMO - PREMIERES TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 AT 9/8C

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will launch its 24th season on PBS in January 2012 with a month-long re-examination of some of the most controversial and mythic figures of the Wild West, including Billy the Kid, Custer's Last Stand, Wyatt Earp, Geronimo, Annie Oakley and Jessie James.. Learn more: http://www.pbs.org/americanexperience/collections/wild-west/

First episode is: Billy the Kid: American Experience

The true story of the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid, aka Henry McCarty, who was born in New York City's slums to impoverished, Irish immigrant parents; and was killed in 1881 New Mexico by Lincoln County sheriff Pat Garrett after escaping custody while awaiting his execution for the murder of the previous Lincoln County sheriff. The profile includes remarks from Western historians and writers, plus former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

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