1/10/12: Billy the Kid

Jan 9, 2012

Tuesday, we're talking about a new American Experience documentary, Billy the Kid. His real name was Henry McCarty and he was just days from hanging when he made his last daring escape from jail. Billy was one of the nation's most notorious criminals and after he was shot a few weeks later by Sheriff Pat Garrett, he became one of the West's most enduring legends. Doug is joined by filmmaker John Maggio and historian Mark Lee Gardner to separate the fact from the myth of Billy the Kid.

  • Billy the Kid: American Experience premieres Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. on KUED Channel 7. For details, click here. For listings in your area, click here

Watch the full episode.

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