We need your help to get Appalshop's latest Headwaters television
your local PBS Station. "Headwaters: Real Stories from Rural
presents nine hour-long episodes celebrating the cultures and
concerns of citizens of rural America.
The recent controversy over CBS plans for a Beverly Hillbillies
series, and a Kellogg Foundation survey showing more than 75
rural TV news coverage focusing on crime, are dramatic illustrations
the viewing public needs programs presenting a rounded picture of
Headwaters will be offered to PBS stations by NETA beginning Feb.
Please contact the Program Director at your local PBS station,
before 2/28. Encourage him/her to download the series and
You can find contact information at http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/
write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. (KET:The
Network and WV Public Television supported production of many of
programs and are planning to air the series)
For more information on the Headwaters series visit us at
Here is the Headwaters line up ?
--- A Place in the Country: Hosted by Ray Suarez from The
Lehrer, the program focuses on the challenges facing rural America
efforts of community development groups in California, South
Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia and Maine. Grassroots folks
demonstrate how they build on local assets and initiative to help
towns and rural residents improve their economies and quality of
co-production with the Center for Rural Strategies and Rural LISC).
--- Ralph Stanley?s Story: A portrait of this Grammy award?winning
great and current star of the ?O Brother, Where Art Thou??
program explores Stanley?s musical roots in the Clinch Mountains of
--- Shelter: The story of five rural women, victims of domestic
who try to find freedom, justice and safety for themselves and their
--- His Eye is On the Sparrow: A portrait of Ethel Caffie Austin, a
African American singer known as West Virginia?s ?First Lady of
Girls Hoops: Profiles several recent teams while exploring the
girls? high school basketball in Kentucky starting in the 1920s.
--- Rough Side of the Mountain: Documents the ?steel ceiling?
many poor rural communities as they struggle to develop new
hard hit areas.
--- To Save the Land and People: A history of the early grassroots
to stop strip mining in eastern Kentucky, the program makes a
statement about the land and how we use it, and how its misuse
with local culture and values.
--- Hazel Dickens: It?s Hard to Tell the Singer From the Song: From
coalfields of West Virginia to the factories of Baltimore, this National
Heritage Fellow has lived the songs she sings, fashioning from her
experiences a gritty country music that speaks of hard work, hard
--- Coal Bucket Outlaw: Built around a day in the life of a Kentucky
truck driver, the program gives Americans a direct look at where our
comes from, and reveals the human and environmental price we
pay for our
national addiction to fossil fuels. Applewise: Third generation family
farmers struggle to make a living from a small orchard in an era of a
--- Stranger with a Camera: An encore presentation of this award-
exploration of the relationship between media makers and the
they portray in their work.
Please let us know how we can help you and what response you get
programmers. Thanks !!!
Mimi Pickering & Anne Lewis