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'Into the West' mini-series debuts on Friday

"Into the West" a six-part mini-series about the lives of an Indian and non-Indian family will debut next week, June 10, on Turner Network Television.

Reviews of the series are starting to come in. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel calls it "a viewing highlight of the year, a genuine event in an era when those are becoming as rare as wide open spaces."

Much is being made of the attempt to portray the West in an historically accurate manner. Executive producer Steven Spielberg insisted that Lakota and other languages be used. English subtitles appear for these parts.

Among other Native actors, the series stars Irene Bedard, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, brothers Eddie and Michael Spears and Sheila Tousey. [IMDB Entry].

Part 1, "Wheel to the Stars," debuts on Friday. Check local listings for time and channel.

Get the Story:
An Unsettled Frontier (The Washington Post 6/5)
TNT marches Into the West with gritty, spectacular chronicle of pioneer life (The South Florida Sun-Sentinel 6/5)
TNT's new miniseries about 2 families rides high on details (The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 6/5)
A western magnum opus (The Denver Post 6/6)

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