The Earp Brothers: Lawmen of the West

May 30, 2006 on fyi, at 8:00 PM


They are perhaps the most famous lawmen of the Old West the Earp brothers: Virgil, Morgan, James, Newton, Warren and Wyatt. But did they really use their power to uphold the law? BIOGRAPHY takes a penetrating look at the career of the legendary gunsl... (more)ingers, and searches for answers to the question that has trouble historians for decades. Interviews with experts suggest that, in many cases, the brothers used their badges to rise above the law, not defend it. But others say that in such a lawless time and place, the Earps did what they had to do to carry out their duties as best they could. Travel with the Earps through the legendary towns of the Old West Leadsville, Dodge City, and Tombstone in search of their legacy. Revisit their finest moments and greatest defeats, and see rare pictures that bring these Western legends to life. From their Midwestern roots to the O.K. Corral, follow the Earps along a path of blood and controversy.

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