American Experience: The Way West
Narrated by "Masterpiece Theatre" host Russell Baker, this edition of the PBS documentary series charts life on America's Western frontier from the time of the 1845 gold rush to the slaughter at Wounded Knee, S.D., in 1890. Featuring vintage photos and expert interviews, the episode follows the fledgling nation's inexorable westward expansion and includes profiles of key figures such as Gen. George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
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- Russell Baker
- Ric Burns
TV-PGParental Guidance Suggested. This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it