The Era of Gangsters
Clip: Season 28 Episode 3 | 1m 32s
During the Great Depression, gangsters became unlikely heroes. As film historian Jeanine Basinger notes in this clip, "The gangster figure represented somebody at the bottom of the social scale condemned to a life of nothing, who did not accept that as their fate and who found a way to change it, which was through violence." Bonnie & Clyde premieres January 19 at 9/8c on PBS.
Aired: 01/19/16Video has closed captioning.
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Executive Producer Mark Samels on what's coming to American Experience this January.
Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in U.S. history-Bonnie and Clyde.
By 1932 Bonnie and Clyde were reunited and were living a life of crime. Premieres 1/19.
The Barrow Gang killed four men between April 1932 and January 1933. Premieres Jan. 19