Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Genre Drama
Western
Directed by Marcus Cole
Produced by Robert M. Rolsky
Stephen Harrigan (part 2)
Written by Stephen Harrigan
Starring Richard Thomas
Lindsay Crouse
Meredith Monroe
Barbara Jane Reams
Haley McCormick
Walton Goggins
Skye McCole Bartusiak
Tess Harper
Music by Ernest Troost
Country United States
Language English
Original channel CBS
Release date January 2, 2000
March 17, 2002
Running time 200 minutes (approx.)

Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder and its sequel, Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are television films which were presented in two parts, the first in 2000, and the second in 2002, which presented episodes from the later books in the Little House on the Prairie series (from The Long Winter to The First Four Years).

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Awards[edit]

  • 2000 Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Ernest Troost)

Reception[edit]

Despite the title, the miniseries was criticized for its significant deviations not only from Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, but the known facts of her life.[citation needed] Some incidents portrayed did occur, but not at the time during which the series is set, while others are entirely fictional. The appearance of characters differs from their descriptions in the books. There are also anachronisms in hairstyles, costuming, and the behavior of the characters.

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