Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Robert “Butch Cassidy” Parker and Harry “The Sundance Kid” Longabaugh represented a new breed of Wild West outlaws. They were smart, methodical, and unwilling to shed blood as they robbed banks and trains. In the 1890s, their criminal exploits made headlines across the country and were tangled up with myth. In a new PBS documentary, filmmaker John Maggio separates fact from the fiction in the lives of Butch and Sundance. He joins us Tuesday to tell their and how the duo was eventually undone by the force of increasingly organized modernity.
John Maggio's film Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid premiers on American Experience on PBS stations across the country on February 11. In Utah it airs at 8 p.m. on KUED 7. Visit American Experience's web site for more details and show times in your area.
John Maggio is a writer, director and producer of documentary films. His work includes several films for FRONTLINE and American Experience, including his newest, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.