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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 20, Episode 5 Buffalo Bill

First Aired: February 25, 2008

A wealth of archival photos and film footage accents this impressive profile of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917), the legendary frontiersman whose Wild West Show introduced millions in the eastern U.S. and Europe to the American West. The bio includes remarks from Gary Dull Knife, whose grandfather worked for Cody; writers Bobby Bridger ("Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull") and Louis Warren ("Buffalo Bill's America"); and historians Paul Fees, Patricia Nelson Limerick and Juti Winchester.