The Appalachians

The Appalachians

The vast Appalachia region stretches across 13 states and is home to more than 23 million people, yet it may be the least understood culture in America. Appalachia has existed for generations as a region apart, isolated physically and culturally by its rugged mountains. The ethnically diverse Appalachian people - including many of the country's first immigrants - played a profound, and often overlooked, part in the nation's history and cultural and economic development. THE APPALACHIANS, introduced by country music star Naomi Judd, is a comprehensive historical and cultural overview of this distinctive region. This three-part series documents the unique legacy, courage, character, arts and culture of the central and southern Appalachian people. The film includes the work of outstanding Appalachian historians and scholars, writers, poets and musicians, including Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Alison Kraus and traditional folk artists from the region.

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Recent Episodes

The Appalachians | Saturday, February 11 at 5:00 PM ET / Saturday, February 11 at 4:00 PM CT

The Appalachians | Saturday, February 18 at 5:00 PM ET / Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 PM CT

The Appalachians | Saturday, February 25 at 5:00 PM ET / Saturday, February 25 at 4:00 PM CT

Show all past The Appalachians episodes.

Upcoming Schedule

The Appalachians

56:41 | #101 | TV-G | First Aired: July 3, 2005

  • KETKY: Saturday, May 6 at 3:00 PM ET / Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Sunday, May 7 at 5:00 PM ET / Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, May 9 at 11:00 PM ET / Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 12 at 9:01 PM ET / Friday, May 12 at 8:01 PM CT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00 PM ET / Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00 PM CT

The Appalachians

56:41 | #102 | TV-G | First Aired: July 10, 2005

  • KETKY: Saturday, May 6 at 4:00 PM ET / Saturday, May 6 at 3:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 PM ET / Sunday, May 14 at 4:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, May 16 at 11:00 PM ET / Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 19 at 9:00 PM ET / Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 PM ET / Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00 PM CT

The Appalachians

56:41 | #103 | TV-G | First Aired: July 17, 2005

  • KETKY: Saturday, May 6 at 5:00 PM ET / Saturday, May 6 at 4:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 PM ET / Sunday, May 21 at 4:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Tuesday, May 23 at 11:00 PM ET / Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 PM CT
  • KETKY: Friday, May 26 at 9:00 PM ET / Friday, May 26 at 8:00 PM CT

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