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Reel South: You Gave Me a Song (Full Episode)

May 11, 2020 - Posted in Culture
folk music pioneer Alice Gerrard

(Episode #508 - May 11, 2020) At 84, folk music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding groundbreaking moments of her past. Hosted by Valerie June, REEL SOUTH is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Hunting: Field to Fork

May 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabe McCauley hunting

(Episode #205) To continue the “Farm to Table” conversation from Season 1, we examine “Field to Fork” - a program training a new generation of “hipster hunters” to source meat directly and locally. Netflix’s “MeatEaters” hosts Steven Rinella and Ryan Callaghan also offer...

Reel South: Seadrift (Full Episode)

May 4, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Vietnamese fisherman out on the sea

(Episode #507) In 1979, a fatal shooting ignites a maelstrom of hostilities against Vietnamese refugee fishermen along the Gulf Coast. Set during the early days of Vietnamese refugee arrival in the U.S., "Seadrift" examines this turbulent yet little-seen chapter of American...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Travel: Mobility to Migration

April 30, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Reconnecting Roots

(Episode #204) From migration to mobility, the reason we travel has changed alongside technology. Looking to the future, Gabe visits a cutting edge Hyperloop company in California to see first hand how Americans hope to get around in the years to come. To watch more "...

Reel South: First Lady of the Revolution (Full Episode)

April 27, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Andrea Kalin
Henrietta and Don Pepe on Motorcylce

(Episode #506) Henrietta Boggs, a reluctant Southern belle, finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of freedom and adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Irish Immigrants: Emerald Isle to Ellis Island

April 23, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabe McCauley stands with a group of people in front of American flag

(Episode #203) Taking the immigration story back overseas on a visit to Ireland, Gabe answers the question of why so many Irish people came to America. This helps us to better understand the DNA behind our diverse nation, while examining true immigrant success stories. To...

Reel South: Sustained Outrage (Full Episode)

April 20, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Newspaper boxes

(Episode #504) The story of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning local newspaper in West Virginia fighting for survival. Hosted by Valerie June, REEL SOUTH is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-member stations: UNC-TV...

Reel South: Outspoken (Full Episode)

April 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Girl with rainbow cape skips down the street

(Episode #505) LGBTQ West Virginians fight to live free from discrimination, calling us to reimagine the power and longevity of a small town queer community. Hosted by Valerie June, REEL SOUTH is a cooperative documentary series between the South’s PBS-member stations: UNC-...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Religion: Church in States

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe in front of a church

(Episode #202) What does religious freedom mean to America today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out. To watch more "Reconnecting Roots", visit PBS for full episodes or visit https://reconnectingroots.tv .

Reel South: All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk (Full Epsiode)

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Culture
2017 runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell

(Episode #503) After a contentious race, the 2017 runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women. The winner of this election would take office as the first female mayor of New Orleans and...

Reel South: Unmarked (Full Episode)

April 13, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Unmarked

(Episode #502) Much of America’s rich history is being lost to time. In the South, vast amounts of African-American gravesites and burial grounds for enslaved persons have been disappearing over the years. In Virginia alone, stories of thousands at rest could vanish from...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - The Recording Industry: Off the Record, In the Cloud

April 9, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay.

(Episode #201) From your turntable to your pocket to the cloud: how technology has changed the way we listen to music and each other. Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay. Then he heads to...

Reel South: F11 and Be There (Full Episode)

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Culture
F11 and Be There

Episode #501 - F11 and Be There is a commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art, told through the many lenses of legendary photographer Burk Uzzle. With a career that spans over 65 years, Burk Uzzle has created some of the most iconic photographs in...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 2 Premieres April 9

April 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
host Gabe McCauley

"Reconnecting Roots" and host Gabe McCauley continue the journey into American history with an all new set of topics and even more important roots to uncover. Taking a look at some of our nation’s most defining successes as well as some of our not-so-proud moments; Season 2...

Reel South Kicks Off Fifth Season on April 6

March 16, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Nick Price
Seaman on boat in ocean

This April, Reel South is poised to showcase the diversity and poignant storytelling of the American South again with the forthcoming Season 5 television series for PBS audiences nationwide. With 10 new films for a 2020 decade, the series embarks on an identity quest for...

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