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The Resource The Appalachians, a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; written and produced by Phylis Geller, (videorecording)

The Appalachians, a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; written and produced by Phylis Geller, (videorecording)

Label
The Appalachians
Title
The Appalachians
Statement of responsibility
a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; written and produced by Phylis Geller
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Episode 1 (55 min.). Examines the earliest settlers of the Appalachians, the Cherokee; the arrival in the 1700s of European settlers who brought their traditions and music with them; the regional role of whiskey distilling; the large evangelical tent meetings which brought together blacks and whites and fostered the development of regional white gospel influenced by African rhythms -- Episode 2 (55 min.). The Cherokees are cruelly relocated along the Trail of Tears; the Civil War splits families; modernization arrives as railroads make it possible to strip raw materials and timber from the mountains; mining companies change entire towns and ways of life; miners demands better working conditions and the region suffers from the violence of the great Coal Wars -- Episode 3 (62 min.). The phonograph and radio take mountain music to the outside world; Great Depression devastates the region; the New Deal provides new ways of making a living and brings wider access to electricity; strip mining and mountain-top removal change the landscape forever; people of Appalachia keep their traditional culture alive and vibrant
Cataloging source
UPM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producer, Mari-Lynn C. Evans ; project developers, Mari-Lynn C. Evans and Tom Robertson ; original music composed by Charlie Barnett ; edited by Barbara W. Burst and Sam Green
Dewey number
  • 974
  • 974
Funding information
Funding provided by US Department of HUD/VA, The Sierra Club and Sierra Club Productions, The Vandalia Heritage Foundation, MountainMade Foundation, The Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation, Appalachian Regional Commission, West Virginia High Tech Consortium Foundation, NASA, Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
LC call number
F217.A65
LC item number
A67 2005
PerformerNote
Narrator, J.W. Mahoney ; Interviewees: Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Little Jimmy Dickens, and others
Runtime
172
Technique
live action
Label
The Appalachians, a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; written and produced by Phylis Geller, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for public television broadcast
  • Bonus feature: exclusive interview with Johnny Cash
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
1. The first frontier -- 2. The fight for land and work -- 3. A culture of survival -- Johnny Cash interview
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (172 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
094922515230
Other physical details
sd., col., with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61669127
  • 750858
  • (OCoLC)ocm61669127
  • 750858
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Appalachians, a production of Evening Star Productions ; Nashville Public Television ; written and produced by Phylis Geller, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for public television broadcast
  • Bonus feature: exclusive interview with Johnny Cash
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
1. The first frontier -- 2. The fight for land and work -- 3. A culture of survival -- Johnny Cash interview
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (172 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
094922515230
Other physical details
sd., col., with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)61669127
  • 750858
  • (OCoLC)ocm61669127
  • 750858
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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