Legends & Lies: The Real West

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  • 2015
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.1  (281)

This program is narrated by Bill O'Reilly, and it takes a look into a period of American history that was characterized by a lack of civility, and was governed by one thing, the firearm. This show delves into the old American wild west, and tells stories of some of its most prominent names, names that catered to a folklore that is still followed and awed to this very day. The series pays close attention to such popular figures as Davy Crocket, Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, and many others. It explores some of the most popular myths of the old west, while attempting to add reason or debunk them.

Legends & Lies: The Real West
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William Tecumseh Sherman: Total War
10. William Tecumseh Sherman: Total War
May 27, 2018
Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman burns Atlanta and marches to the sea; Abraham Lincoln's re-election; Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, Va.
Abraham Lincoln: The Campaign
9. Abraham Lincoln: The Campaign
May 20, 2018
General-turned-candidate George McClellan poses a tough challenge to Lincoln’s reelection, while Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee finally clash on the battlefield.
Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag
8. Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag
May 13, 2018
A U.S. senator, war hero and presidential aspirant who has much in common with Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis answers the call to lead the Confederate States of America.
Ulysses S. Grant: Intoxicated by War
7. Ulysses S. Grant: Intoxicated by War
May 6, 2018
Once drummed out of the army for drinking, Ulysses S. Grant earns his place as the North's best general; the Union's first black regiment marches into battle.
Gettysburg: The High Water Mark
6. Gettysburg: The High Water Mark
April 29, 2018
The North turns back the South's invasion after a heroic bayonet charge led by Maine's Joshua Chamberlain -- and the doomed Confederate charge led by General George Pickett.
Stonewall Jackson: Friendly Fire
5. Stonewall Jackson: Friendly Fire
April 22, 2018
A Confederate victory at Chancellorsville comes at a high price when a Southern bullet accidentally mortally wounds Stonewall Jackson.
Frederick Douglass: The Dawn of a New Day
4. Frederick Douglass: The Dawn of a New Day
April 15, 2018
Former slave Frederick Douglass pushes Lincoln to free his people, and gets his wish when Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation after the bloody Battle of Antietam.
Robert E. Lee: Choosing Sides
3. Robert E. Lee: Choosing Sides
April 8, 2018
Robert E. Lee, who once turned down command of Northern forces, becomes the top Confederate general – as Ulysses S. Grant scores Union victories in the West.
Abraham Lincoln: The War Begins
2. Abraham Lincoln: The War Begins
April 1, 2018
Abraham Lincoln becomes frustrated with his cautious commander, George McClellan, whose army gets routed at Manassas, Va.; Confederate Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson earns his nickname.
John Brown: This Guilty Land
1. John Brown: This Guilty Land
March 25, 2018
Spotlighting radical abolitionist John Brown, as he raids Harper's Ferry, setting the scene for the Civil War.
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This program is narrated by Bill O'Reilly, and it takes a look into a period of American history that was characterized by a lack of civility, and was governed by one thing, the firearm. This show delves into the old American wild west, and tells stories of some of its most prominent names, names that catered to a folklore that is still followed and awed to this very day. The series pays close attention to such popular figures as Davy Crocket, Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, and many others. It explores some of the most popular myths of the old west, while attempting to add reason or debunk them.

  • Premiere Date
    April 12, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (281)