Jesse James himself was an unarmed man when he was shot in the back.
His story remains one of America's most cherished myths and one of its most wrong-headed. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE looks at the life and times, and the legend of Jesse James, as well as the woman Will Rogers described as "the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced." Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, yet she was a Quaker. This film is the story of five-foot-tall sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who pulled herself out of the depths of poverty to become known the world over as a symbol of the Wild West...Back to back stories from American Experience...7 & 8 pm