Montana PBS will show a new documentary featuring Montana’s cowboy artist Charles M. Russell. The three-hour special -C.M. Russell and The American West - will be aired over the span of three nights - November 13 through November 15.

The documentary examines Russell's arrival in Montana as a youth, his apprenticeship and work as a cowboy on the open Range, and his self-taught, almost explosive growth into an iconic American artist who affected generations.

From Montana PBS:

"Charles M. Russell is an unjustly overshadowed American artist. Contemporaries like Remington and Winslow Homer are more celebrated. This film will be a significant effort in finally giving Russell his just due, and placing him, and his very personal and unique version of Western Art, accurately in the canon of great American artists."

Here are the air dates:

  • Monday, 11/13 at 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, 11/14 at 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, 11/15 at 4:00am
  • Wednesday, 11/15 at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, 11/16 at 4:02am

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