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Reel South

Reel South

REEL SOUTH is a new anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view. Hosted by platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish), REEL SOUTH includes half-hour and hour-long independent, documentary films about the American South. The twelve acclaimed films have recently premiered at film festivals and theaters, building buzz and audiences. REEL SOUTH now brings these films to a national audience hungry for authentic stories from one of the most unique corners of America.

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3002355390/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This experimental documentary chronicles the contemporary manifestation of the economic and social histories of Black Americans who came to the North during the Great Migration in search of economic opportunities. The implications of their migration, and the lack of economic opportunity they... /episodes/get/55157 /episode/55157 A Thousand Midnights /episode-player/55157

A chronicle of the legacies of Black Americans during the Great Migration.

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Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365929363/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Shake 'em On Down' is the story of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage of Fred McDowell and other blues legends, the film tells the story of a Mississippi sharecropper who went on to influence the music of... /episodes/get/51238 /episode/51238 SHAKE EM ON DOWN /episode-player/51238

By Joe York and Scott Barretta. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of many others including RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississippi All Stars.

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Thu, 03/02/2017 - 05:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365929322/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Croatians of Lower Plaquemines parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Little-known even in their home state, the history of the tight-knit Croatian-American community is portrayed in this documentary through the lives of four... /episodes/get/51038 /episode/51038 ENDURING LEGACY /episode-player/51038

By James Catano. Little-known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community.

Air date:
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00
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By Rosh Patel and Madison McClintock. Three decades ago, the nearly-extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain - and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00
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By Cynthia Hill. With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband's crimes against her, and victims' advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem.

Air date:
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:00
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Miguel Cortes has 120 Days to return to Mexico.

Air date:
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:56
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