Profiles of notable figures in American history, through dramatic re-enactments, interviews with descendants and historians, and archival photographs.




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Series cast summary:
Dermot Mulroney ...  Self - Narrator 34 episodes, 2015-2018
Bill O'Reilly ...  Self - Host 22 episodes, 2015-2017
Timothy Brooks Timothy Brooks ...  Jacob Strickland 16 episodes, 2015-2018
Brian Kilmeade ...  Self - Host 14 episodes, 2018


It is often said that winners write prevailing histories. Bias and inaccuracies of memory lead to legends supporting the views of the winners. In Legends and Lies-The Patriots, the authors differentiate the facts of events from contemporary popular opinions which have survived to the present day. The character studies are insightful and do much to explain the motivations of citizens to become Patriots opposing the British. The dramatization makes the series come alive for adults and children. Written by jcsmsb

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Since Bill O'Reilly's dismissal from Fox News between seasons two and three, his interview footage will not be appearing on the show any further. He is however still credited as 'executive producer'. See more »

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Disappointing and missing much
12 June 2015 | by dlrogers-02363See all my reviews

I was very disappointed in the Jesse James episode of Legends & Lies, as were other Missouri residents I've spoken to who know his history better than most. WHO were your "experts?" People from places I've never even heard of. Not one from Missouri. Was there any contact with personnel from the James Farm, where there is an extensive museum with extensive information on - Jesse James. No. And what about the law enacted in Missouri that "barred from voting, civil offices, and even the pulpit anyone who could not swear that they had not engaged in any one of a list of 86 forbidden acts of rebellion." (cited from the American Experience website at In other words, men who had fought for the Confederacy. It wasn't even mentioned. And Zerelda as a driving force in what made them bad guys? Really? And it wasn't mentioned, as is cited in another review, that Jesse and Frank rode with Quantrill and his raiders, which is a HUGE oversight. Poorly done and sadly researched in my opinion.

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