Hot Shot Annie Oakley Profiled Tonight on KMOS-TV
Annie Oakley, star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. While her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the Old West, the legend of Annie Oakley had little to do with the real person. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, a concept that was counter to her Quaker upbringing. A champion in a man's sport, Oakley forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet opposed the contemporary female suffrage movement. Tonight's American Experience biographical profile of Annie Oakley will be broadcast at 7:00 pm on KMOS-TV channel 6.1
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