American Experience

Jesse James Chapter 1

Clip: Season 18 Episode 7 | 13m 4s

The story of Jesse James remains one of America's most cherished myths... and one of its most wrong-headed. A product of the American Civil War, James was less heroic than brutal; America's own Robin Hood who robbed not only the rich, but the poor and defenseless as well, always saving the treasure for himself.

Aired: 01/30/12

Rating: NR

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