Television & Radio

  • The Butch Cassidy Saga,” Radio New Zealand National, August 17, 2011 (Buck), interview poking holes in the notion that William T. Phillips (AKA William T. Wilcox) was Butch Cassidy.
  • “Butch and Sundance,” Unsolved History, documentary premiered on the Discovery Channel, August 15, 2004 (Buck, Meadows, et al.). Ballistic tests, forensic document examinations, plastic surgery analysis, interviews, and re-enactments shed light on events surrounding Butch and Sundance’s deaths and debunk William T. Phillips’s claim to have been Butch Cassidy.
  • “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Investigating History, documentary premiered on the History Channel, July 5, 2004 (Buck, Meadows, et al.). Hosted by Paul Hutton and produced and narrated by Bill Kurtis, features high-tech experiments, re-enactments, and interviews to unravel the mystery of the outlaws’ deaths.
  • “Butch Cassidy: Dead or Alive,” Encounters with the Unexplained, documentary broadcast on PAX-TV, premiering in September 2001 (Buck, Meadows et al.). Examines Butch and Sundance’s fate, along with UFOs and the Bermuda Triangle. Tilts in the direction that Butch and Sundance survived South America because a focus group determined that was the preferred result. Perhaps Butch and Sundance were rescued by a UFO.
  • Butch and Sundance: The Lost Chapter, documentary produced by Teledu Elidir, Cardiff, Wales, and televised by S4C, 18 March 2000 (Buck, Meadows, et al.). Used historical photographs and re-enactments to depict the years Butch, Sundance, and Ethel spent in South America, with a focus on their time in Argentina.
  • “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” Out of the Past, interview televised by Channel 10, Fairfax, Virginia, May 1998 (Buck & Meadows). Provided a discussion of the differences between the Hollywood myths about Butch and Sundance and the real story of their lives.
  • “On the Trail of Butch and Sundance,” BBC Radio 4, program hosted by British author John Pilkington, 12 May 1998 (Buck, Meadows, et al.). Presented a mixture of history and adventure, featuring Pilkington’s journey following in Butch and Sundance’s footsteps through Bolivia.
  • “Butch Cassidy y el Sundance Kid en la Patagonia,” Cocinando con . . . , programa de televisión local en Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina, enero 1996 (Buck, Meadows et al.). Presentó una conversación sobre Butch y Sundance en sudamérica.
  • Wanted: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, documentary program televised by Nova (WGBH in Boston), and True Stories (Channel Four in London), 1993 (Buck, Meadows, et al.). Covered the exhumation of a grave in San Vicente, Bolivia, reputed to be that of Butch and Sundance, and the scientific analysis of the remains found in the grave.
  • “Outlaw History,” program segment aired on Nation’s Business Today, ABC Radio, 10 April 1991 (Buck et al.). Discussed the phenomenon of research into the activities of bandits from the Old West.
  • “What Ever Happened to Butch Cassidy?” program segment televised by Unsolved Mysteries, NBC, 13 February 1991 (Buck et al.). Provided evidence for and against the claim that William T. Phillips was Butch Cassidy.