Friday, July 2, 2010

America's Favorite Journey: The Blue Ridge Parkway

This past Tuesday night, WRAL out of Raleigh, NC broadcasted an excellent short documentary on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The film will also be shown in Charlotte and Durham over the next several days, and on UNC-TV, the statewide PBS network, at some point as well.

Fortunately you don't have to live in North Carolina to see the film. WRAL has made the 22-minute film available on their website.

In addition to a short historical overview, the film tells the story of the Parkway as seen through the eyes of visitors and some of the small business owners who depend on the road for their living. The film also includes two people that frequent readers of this blog may recognise. Smoky Scout and Danny Bernstein offer up the hikers perspective of the Park.

The remaining broadcast schedule is as follows:

WRAL-TV, Raleigh, June 29, 7pm
WILM-TV, Wilmington, June 29, 7pm
WJZY-TV, Charlotte, July 4, 8pm
WMYT-TV, Charlotte, July 4, 8pm
WRAZ-TV, Durham, July 11, 2:30pm

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