Synopsis by Alice Day
This series looks at the myths and legends surrounding the most notorious of the West's outlaws, and the most idolized of its lawmen. Through the use of historic photos, re-enactments, memorabilia, diaries, and old film clips, the programs strive for a separation of truth from fiction. The tales regarding Wyatt Earp certainly reach mythic proportions, and in Legends of the American West: Wyatt Earp & the Gunfighters, these stories are scrutinized. Reportedly as cold as the killers he frequently faced, Earp's most famous fight occurred at the O.K. Corral, in which he was the sole survivor.