Eric Molinsky is a reporter for Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. He co-produced several hours of the American Icons series, including The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, The Lincoln Memorial, and The Wizard ...
Cowboys & Aliens Invade America
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 06:00 AM
This weekend, a menace from outer space will invade a dusty town in the Wild West. The movie Cowboys & Aliens is the ultimate genre mash-up — science fiction meets the Western (starring the original space cowboy, no less). It opens Friday.
Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky thinks there’s a reason why we keep retelling the narrative of the alien invasion over and over: it's our history. Uninvited visitors arrive in a new world, seize the land, and take human lives — it’s the settlement of North America, as seen by American Indians. (Originally aired December 12, 2008)