Bill O'Reilly examines 'Legends and Lies' of West
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9973) 6 years ago
MISSOULA — A Missoula production company is partnering with well-known conservative author and Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly to produce a “docudrama” about the American West.

Warm Springs Productions recently announced that its new series “Legends and Lies: Into the West” will premier on Fox News on April 12, with two back-to-back episodes starting at 6 p.m. MDT.

The 10-part series uses dramatic re-creations of historic events to re-examine stories Americans think they know about the country’s past. The show aims to dispel the “exaggerations and falsehoods which have developed over the years, shedding new light on iconic characters and their stories.” Producers say the series “cuts through the myths and brings untold truths to the screen for the first time.”

O’Reilly, who has written several historical books, serves as executive producer for the show. He combined his own historical research with the knowledge of leading experts to paint a new picture of heroes and villains who shaped the so-called “Wild West,” from Davy Crockett to Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. The show will let viewers experience the struggles of these characters as they transform the country in the push west that defined it as the continent-spanning, superpower it is today.

“The stories of the American West, and its most iconic figures, have been a huge part of pop culture for decades,” said Marc Pierce, managing partner of Warm Springs Productions. “But with these tales comes a lot of half truths and embellishments. This series aims to tell the real stories of those characters in a fun and exciting way. We’re very excited to be partnering with Mr. O’Reilly and Fox News on this series.”

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 6 years ago
Warm Springs Productions???? The irony is positively magnetic!
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 6 years ago
So, what's your point? That because of Mr. O'Reilly's association with Fox News the production is to be automatically viewed as suspect?

O'Reilly's "Killing" series has dominated the NY Times best-seller list for a number of years with virtually no criticism from the Left over the historical accuracy of the works. You know this is true because if the works were flawed, they would be on him like rabid dogs on a schoolyard.

I don't like Bill O'Reilly as I think he's a pompous ass, but he is a staunch supporter of numerous Veterans groups and other charitable organizations. He donates to, and raises considerable money for them, and I respect him for that.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
O'Reilly's "Killing" series has dominated the NY Times best-seller list for a number of years with virtually no criticism from the Left over the historical accuracy of the works. You know this is true because if the works were flawed, they would be on him like rabid dogs on a schoolyard.


Epistemology is not oddjobs strong suit.
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 6 years ago
"Epistemology is not oddjobs strong suit."

And we all know that your strong suit is, because you have determined there are no confines to your limitless knowledge of all matters.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
I'm glad someone finally recognized this.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 6 years ago
Again, popularity does not equal quality. Fifty Shades of Porn was HUGELY successful and is still complete compost.
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