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Russell Baker in American Experience: The Way West

American Experience: The Way West

1994 TV-PG

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.