Lead: In 1932, during the Great Depression, Bonnie and Clyde, a team of Texas robbers, captured the public imagination in long bloody crime spree.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, were both born in Texas, in 1909 and 1910, respectively. By the time the couple met in 1930, Clyde Barrow, who grew up in poverty, had already been involved in car thefts and robberies since age fifteen. Bonnie Parker, although a successful student and winner of prizes for writing, had a difficult home life and married at age sixteen. When she met Clyde Barrow in 1930, she was permanently separated from her imprisoned husband.

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