American Experience 1988 | TV Show

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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 18, Episode 7 Jesse James

First Aired: February 6, 2006

“Jesse James.” A striking profile of the outlaw (1847-82) is told through reenactments, comments from historians and archival photographs. The hour traces James' life from age 16 to his death at 34 (he was shot in the back), and includes his years as a Southern guerrilla fighter, bandit and killer. Jesse: Mitchell McCann. Frank: Brian Paulette. Narrated by Michael Murphy. Written, produced and directed by Mark Zwonitzer.

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