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The Blue Ridge Parkway: A Long & Winding Road

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Overview

Genre
History, Cultural History, Politics, and Public Affairs
Synopsis

Many books have been published about the Blue Ridge Parkway but Bowers’ 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.

Stage
finished
Running time
56 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Bowers Media Group, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
2008-2010
Locations
Mountains of NC, VA, TN

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Awards
The National Media Award (2012) presented by the National Society of the Daughters of the AmericanRevolution
Language
English

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