After Words with Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis talked about his book Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride, published by W.W. Norton. Billy the Kid (1859-1881) is synonymous with the folklore of the… read more

Michael Wallis talked about his book Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride, published by W.W. Norton. Billy the Kid (1859-1881) is synonymous with the folklore of the America West as an outlaw who came to represent the savagery of the western frontier. In his book, historian Michael Wallis set out to demystify this legend and give depth to the young man born Henry McCarty, but also known as Henry Antrim, Kid Antrim, Billy Bonney, El Chivato, and only during the final year of his life Billy the Kid. The author contended that the image of Billy the Kid was greatly manipulated and that he was responsible for fewer deaths than those of which he had been accused. While the Gilded Age and the Industrial Revolution were reshaping the American landscape, “the Kid” was gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico Territory at the age of twenty-one and became a new breed of celebrity outlaw. Mr. Wallis was interviewed by Rep. Roy Blunt.

Michael Wallis, author many books including Route 66 and Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd, hosts the PBS series “American Roads.”

Representative Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, is currently serving his third term in Congress and is the House minority whip. close

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After Words with Michael Wallis

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Program ID:
197175-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 28, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 15, 2009 | 5:24am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 28, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 29, 2007 | 6:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 29, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 05, 2007 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 2007 | 12:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 07, 2007 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 14, 2009 | 10:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 14, 2009 | 11:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 14, 2009 | 4:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 14, 2009 | 5:22pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 14, 2009 | 10:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 14, 2009 | 11:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 15, 2009 | 4:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 15, 2009 | 5:24am EST | C-SPAN 3
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