Episode description: Nimrod Workman was born in 1895 and spent his life raising a family of eleven by working in the West Virginia coal mines. The film is an extended visit at his home as he and his family prepare meals, build an addition to the house, dig for yellow root, swap jokes with the neighbors, and enjoy each other's company. Next, an early Appalshop film juxtaposes coal miner Frank Jackson's personal recollections of union organizing and mining work with scenes of him in and around the mines. Also, a film of a speech given by W.A. Boyle, president of UMWA, at a miners' rally in Big Stone Gap, Va., in the summer of 1970 with scenes at a mine and interviews with working and disabled miners.
Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)
Series Information: Appalshop @ 40: Classics from the Collection
- KETKY: Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Friday, June 28 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 am EDT
- KETKY: Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Friday, September 13 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 am EDT
- KETKY: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 am EDT
- KETKY: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
- KETKY: Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 2:00 am EST
- KETKY: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm EST
First aired: Thursday, February 24, 2011 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
Price available upon request.
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