BONNIE & CLYDE
PBS: FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 6.15pm
The story of the most famous criminal couple in American history is a true tale of illicit romance, improbable escapes and dramatic capture.
During the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow became nationally known bank robbers and murders, due to the discovery of several provocative pic- tures of the couple that caught the public’s imagination. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE takes view- ers inside the story of Bonnie and Clyde’s rise to notoriety, through their two-year crime spree, and to their eventual demise on a Louisiana roadside on May 23, 1934.
Told through interviews with cultural historians and descendants of the outlaws and their cap- tors, BONNIE & CLYDE tells the fascinating true story of the most famous outlaw couple in US history.