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Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from Letcher County, Ky., and John McCutcheon, a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions, and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain-style dulcimer. And, a portrait of John Jacob Niles, the adding machine repairman who came to eastern Kentucky in 1909 and became a much-noted "arranger, expander, collector, recorder, and performer" of traditional Appalachian ballads. The film shows Niles in concert, at home, at work arranging his music, and explaining the historical place of balladry in American music.
Season 1 Episode 10 Length 56:40 Premiere: 03/10/11 Rating: TV-G

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Season 1 Episodes

Beyond Measure

S1 E11 Premiere Date 03/17/11

Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

S1 E10 Length 56:40 Premiere Date 03/10/11

Long Journey Home

S1 E7 Premiere Date 02/17/11

Strangers and Kin

S1 E6 Premiere Date 02/10/11

Hand Carved

S1 E4 Premiere Date 01/27/11

Coalmining Women/In Ya Blood

S1 E3 Premiere Date 01/20/11

Big Lever

S1 E2 Premiere Date 01/13/11

Sunnyside of Life

S1 E1 Premiere Date 01/06/11

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Long Journey Home

Premiered On: 02/17/2011

This documentary dispels this myth of a "pure Anglo-Saxon" Appalachia as it explores the ethnic diversity of the region, the economic forces causing people to migrate into and out of the area, and the personal choices individuals make to stay, to leave, and to come back.

  • Thursday September 29, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday September 29, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category/Coal Miner: Frank Jackson/UMWA: A House Divided

Premiered On: 02/24/2011

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.

  • Thursday October 6, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Harriette Arnow/Ourselves and That Promise

Premiered On: 03/03/2011

In interviews filmed not long before her death, Harriette Simpson Arnow, author of the "The Dollmaker", describes the basic biographical details of her life and reveals the difficulties of being a writer, a wife, and a mother. And. three contemporary Kentuckians, James Still, Robert Penn Warren, and Billy Davis, discuss their work and its relationship to the environment in which they live.

  • Thursday October 13, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

Premiered On: 03/10/2011

I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from Letcher County, Ky., and John McCutcheon, a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions, and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain-style dulcimer. And, a portrait of John Jacob Niles, the adding machine repairman who came to eastern Kentucky in 1909 and became a much-noted "arranger, expander, collector, recorder, and performer" of traditional Appalachian ballads. The film shows Niles in concert, at home, at work arranging his music, and explaining the historical place of balladry in American music.

  • Thursday October 20, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 20, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 20, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 20, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 20, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 20, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY

Beyond Measure

Premiered On: 03/17/2011

Explores the interplay between culture and economy while looking at the economic history of the Appalachian region. Focusing primarily on current events, the film puts the challenges of large-scale job loss in historical context and documents efforts of citizens to rebuild their communities.

  • Thursday October 27, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday October 27, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Long Journey Home - S1 E7

  • Thursday September 29, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 29, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY

Strangers and Kin - S1 E6

  • Thursday September 22, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 22, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday September 22, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Buffalo Creek: An Act of God/Buffalo Creek Revisited - S1 E5

  • Thursday September 15, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday September 15, 2022 3:21 pm ET on KETKY
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Hand Carved - S1 E4

  • Thursday September 8, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 8, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday September 8, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
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Coalmining Women/In Ya Blood - S1 E3

  • Thursday September 1, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday September 1, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
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