Bill O'Reilly adds to his growing media empire as executive producer of Fox News Channel's 'Legends & Lies'

April 16, 2015 3:07 PM

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The highest-rated host in cable news is the executive producer of a new FNC docu-series, "Legends & Lies: The Real West," which mixes historians' commentaries with scripted re-enactments depicting notorious figures such as Jesse James and Doc Holliday. If the 10-episode run that began Sunday goes well, it could become a franchise that examines historical figures from other eras.

The recent TV movie version of O'Reilly's book "Killing Jesus" set a ratings record for National Geographic Channel. The success spurred talks between the TV film's production company, Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, and the major movie studios about turning O'Reilly's 2014 book "Killing Patt...

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