America's Wild West

America's Wild West

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:30pm

Jesse James

Credit: Courtesy of Library of Congress/Hand coloring by WGBH Design

Explore the epic stories of the men and women who helped tame the West.

Step back in time and onto the frontier to explore the epic stories of the larger-than-life men and women who helped tame the West. Rebels, pioneers, heroes, villains and icons of frontier culture, they captured the imagination of a nation and inspired a stampede of novels, television shows and big-screen dramas. Featuring some of the best moments from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Wild West Collection, the program includes excerpts from Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Custer’s Last Stand, Jesse James, Kit Carson and Wyatt Earp. America's Wild West airs Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.