Synopsis by Alice Day
There are many legends and stories about the notorious Billy the Kid, and this program, Legends of the American West: Cowboys & Indians seeks to separate truth from fiction. Billy the Kid's short life was filled with violence, but his origins were modest. When he was known as Henry McCarty, he was only a petty criminal, given to stealing saddles. Harry Carey Jr. hosts this look at the outlaw as he moved up to bank robbery and murder.