The PBS series American Experience will re-air one of its episodes from its previous Wild West series tonight (Tuesday, February 19th) at 8pm (EST)/7pm (CST) – Billy The Kid examines the story of William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid, who was a veteran outlaw and escapee from jail at the young age of 21. The episode is interesting for its examination of the relationship that the Kid had with Hispanic ranchers and settlers in the then-territory of New Mexico.

In January of 2012, American Experience ran a “Wild West Month” series that explored, in addition to Billy the Kid, the stories of Custer, Wyatt Earp, Geronimo, Annie Oakley and Jesse James. The first chapter of the Billy The Kid episode may be viewed at this link: Billy The Kid

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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