Rebels, Pioneers, Heroes, Villains of the West Come to KUED
Step back in time and onto the frontier with America's Wild West, a KUED special that explores the lives 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. America's Wild West corrals some of the best moments from the award-winning series American Experience and its Wild West Collection and features 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. The special airs Tuesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Featuring scenes from eight powerful documentaries, America's Wild West explores the real stories behind the legendary figures whose lives and exploits take center stage in the invention of the mythic Wild West.
Hosted by Michael Murphy, the program includes interviews with the filmmakers behind the documentaries as well as insights from Mark Samels, executive producer of American Experience. “There is nothing more alluring nor more romantic than the West in the 19th century,” says America's Wild West Executive Producer Laurie Donnelly.