Following up its re-broadcast of the American Experience documentary, Jesse James, PBS will re-air another episode from its Wild West series – Annie Oakley will air tonight (May 14th) at 8pm EST (7 CST).

Annie Oakley (1860-1926) emerged from a youth marked by poverty in Ohio to become a celebrated sharpshooter and a star in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. It has been argued that Oakley was the first real female superstar in America. She presented a persona that fascinated the public – she dressed as a lady in mid-calf skirt while displaying uncommon skill with a gun. Here is a preview of the PBS documentary:

This episode was part of the PBS Wild West series that aired over 6 consecutive weeks in early 2012.

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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