245 00|a Buffalo Bill.

260 __|a Arlington, VA : |b PBS, |c 2008.

500 __|a Copyright permission expires 02/25/09.

500 __|a Title from web site description.

508 __|a Writer, producer, director, Rob Rapley.

511 0_|a Narrator, Richard Ben Cramer.

520 __|a William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West - one that endures today. Born in an Iowa log cabin in 1846, he fought Indians, worked as a Pony Express rider and earned his nickname while hunting buffalo to feed the construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. After the Civil War, he scouted for the U.S. Army along America's vast western frontier. In 1883, just as that frontier was disappearing, he transformed himself into a master showman, creating and starring in a world-famous traveling show that brought the "real" Wild West to life. Part circus, part history, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" toured for three decades, playing to enthusiastic crowds across the United States and Europe. Though Cody made a fortune from the show's success, he was nearly bankrupt when he died in 1917. This program draws upon rich archival materials of the period to explore the man behind the legend, revealing the complexity of Buffalo Bill's extraordinary life. 60 minutes.

521 __|a Middle school to adult.

546 __|a Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

600 00|a Buffalo Bill, |d 1846-1917

650 _0|a Pioneers |z West (U.S.) |v Biography.

650 _0|a Entertainers |z United States |v Biography.

700 1_|a Rapley, Rob

700 1_|a Cramer, Richard Ben

710 2_|a PBS

710 2_|a WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

730 _0|a American Experience (Television program)

856 42|a http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/cody/