Synopsis by Alice Day
Jesse James and his brother Frank James pulled off daring bank and train robberies, becoming legendary figures known the world over for their exploits. Jesse was idolized as a folk hero, some called him America's Robin Hood, while others simply called him a cold-blooded killer. Legends of the American West: Jesse James surveys the mystique surrounding James, and tries to determine the facts from the fiction. Harry Carey Jr. hosts the series, which features archival photos, film clips, and commentary from historians.