The Appalachia's mountains are some of the oldest in the world and feature one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
The area has seen massive exploitation of both people and nature in the name of the industrial revolution.
Beginning on Thursday 9th April 2009 at 8:00PM a new four-part series premieres, on Nashville Public Television , our local affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Corporation; and continuing for the next three Thursdays.
Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People, travels through time and terrain to uncover the depth of the Appalachian story. Academy award -winning actress Sissy Spacek narrates.