The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road
- Official Website
- History, Cultural History, Politics, and Public Affairs
Many books have been published about the Blue Ridge Parkway but Bowersâ€™ historical documentary is first to report a stunning secret deal that determined the route of the Parkway and altered the course of American history.
The documentary also takes a fascinating look at the people along the Parkway corridor and addresses how the scenic road affected their lives and cultures. It may be surprising to some that the Parkway was not universally welcomed and many people fought it with varying degrees of success.
This documentary is definitely no travelogue and has been guided both by noted Ph.D. historians and by many ordinary people who helped to build the Parkway. The Parkway changed lives in unexpected ways.
In addition to Bowers, a national award-winning reporter and producer, the documentary is co-produced and co-written by Daniel Hayes. Charles Shedd is Director of Photography.
- Running time
- 56 minutes
- Bruce Bowers ... Director, Producer, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Bowers Media Group, Inc.
- United States
- Years of Production
- Mountains of NC, VA, TN
- Release year
- The National Media Award (2012) presented by the National Society of the Daughters of the AmericanRevolution
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