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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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Strangers and Kin

Premiered On: 02/10/2011

The film traces the evolution of the "hillbilly" image through Hollywood films, network news and entertainment shows, dramatic renderings of popular literature, and interviews with contemporary Appalachians to demonstrate how stereotypes are created, reinforced, and often used to rationalize exploitation.

  • Thursday December 8, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 8, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 8, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 8, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 8, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 8, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY

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 December 15, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 15, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 15, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 15, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 15, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 15, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY

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 December 22, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 22, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 22, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 22, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 22, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 22, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY

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 December 29, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 29, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 29, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 29, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday December 29, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday December 29, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY

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 January 5, 2023 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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  • Thursday January 5, 2023 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday January 5, 2023 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday January 5, 2023 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
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Buffalo Creek: An Act of God/Buffalo Creek Revisited - S1 E5

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

Hand Carved - S1 E4

  • Thursday November 24, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 24, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 24, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 24, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 24, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
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Coalmining Women/In Ya Blood - S1 E3

  • Thursday November 17, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 17, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 17, 2022 2:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 17, 2022 1:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 17, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 17, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY

Big Lever - S1 E2

  • Thursday November 10, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 10, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 10, 2022 2:51 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 10, 2022 1:51 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 10, 2022 6:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 10, 2022 5:00 am CT on KETKY

Sunnyside of Life - S1 E1

  • Thursday November 3, 2022 11:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 3, 2022 10:00 pm CT on KETKY
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