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American Heroes Channel's new series "Gunslingers" reveals the infamous tales of survival and courage from the Wild West. Exposing little-known facts about America's first villains and heroes, the six-part series features the stories of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin and Tom Horn. Juxtaposed with vivid reenactments, expert commentary is layered throughout each episode to ensure the authenticity and historical accuracy of each story. Contributors include: David Milch, the creator of Deadwood; Bob Boze Bell, the executive editor of True West Magazine; and actor Kurt Russell (Tombstone).
When one of the frontier's bravest men discovers the limits of the law in the most dangerous boomtown in the West, he exacts his own brand of justice on the cowboys who shot his brothers.
On a bloodstained frontier where corruption is king, an unlikely hero becomes a crusader for justice... and revenge. By the time of his death at the age of 21, everyone in the country had heard of Billy the Kid.
Despite his criminal activities, American outlaw Jesse James is portrayed as a Robin Hood figure in the years following the Civil War.
He's the face of the Old West - dashing, daring and deadly. James Butler Hickok was the most famous sharpshooter of his era, always eager to tell his story, whether true or not. As his tales "went viral" in the newspapers of the day, Wild Bill played every adventurous role one could find on the frontier: Indian fighter, gambler, lawman, prospector, and scout - always spinning more tales for an America clamoring for heroes. It all proved too good to be true when ultimately, his legend became a fatal burden. Wild Bill is played by All My Children star Walt Willey. Featured interviewee: David Milch, creator of Deadwood.
The Old West had no shortage of gun-toting outlaws willing to use violence to solve their problems. But when it comes to unbridled homicidal mayhem, none quite match John Wesley Hardin. Drifting along with the great cattle drives between Texas and Kansas, Hardin quickly became famous - and feared - for his readiness to settle quarrels with his gun. By his early 20s, Hardin had killed dozens of men, most with a single shot to the head or heart. When his hair-trigger temper leads to the murder of a sheriff's deputy, Hardin is forced out of his native Texas,and left trying to stay one step ahead of the biggest manhunt the U.S. had ever seen. Featured interviewee: Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of True West Magazine.
When the cattle barons of the Rockies wanted to eliminate homesteaders encroaching on their grazing land, Tom Horn was their deadly solution. Trained as a scout and sharpshooter during the bloody Apache Wars with Geronimo in the 1880s, Horn was as skilled a man hunter as they came. But he was also a heartless killer who took a psychopathic pleasure in watching men die. He would leave one warning, and if it wasn't heeded, he would shoot to kill, never leaving a trace. Horn was the most effective assassin in the business until ultimately, his twin weaknesses - pride and alcohol, put him in the crosshairs of the law. Featured interviewee: Paul Hutton, renowned Western historian, commentator and film consultant.
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