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Fox News mainstay Bill O'Reilly jumps behind the camera, serving as executive producer of this series that explores stories behind some of the most famous -- and infamous -- figures of the Old West. Each episode delves into the life of one such individual, using new interviews, archival photos and forensic science to paint a complete picture of the person. Direct descendants and historians are among the interviewees who shed light on the lives of such figures as Jesse James, Davy Crockett, Doc Holliday and "Wild" Bill Hickok. The 10-episode series is a companion to O'Reilly's book of the same name.

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aired 162 days ago
The defeated South attempts to rewrite history by denying slavery was the root cause of the Civil War.
aired 169 days ago
John Wilkes Booth assassinates Abraham Lincoln; potentially reversing the South's Civil War loss with a single bullet.
aired 176 days ago
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.
aired 183 days ago
George McClellan poses a tough challenge to Abraham Lincoln's re-election; Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee clash on the battlefield.
aired 190 days ago
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.
aired 197 days ago
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.
aired 204 days ago
The North turns back the South's invasion; a heroic bayonet charge led by Maine's Joshua Chamberlain; the doomed Confederate charge led by Gen. George Pickett.
aired 211 days ago
A Confederate victory at Chancellorsville, Va., comes at a high price; a Southern bullet accidentally mortally wounds Stonewall Jackson.
aired 218 days ago
Former slave Frederick Douglass pushes Abraham Lincoln to free his people; Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation after the bloody Battle of Antietam.
aired 225 days ago
Robert E. Lee, who once turned down command of Northern forces, becomes the top Confederate general; Ulysses S. Grant scores Union victories in the West.
aired 232 days ago
Abraham Lincoln becomes frustrated with his cautious commander, George McClellan, whose army gets routed at Manassas, Va.; Confederate Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson earns his nickname.
aired 239 days ago
Spotlighting radical abolitionist John Brown as he raids Harpers Ferry; setting the scene for the Civil War.

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