Darius Rucker Hosts New Doc Film Series REEL SOUTH Premiering 10/3 on Link TV
Link TV, a national independent public satellite television network, announced today a new documentary film series called REEL SOUTH. The series highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view. REEL SOUTH is hosted by platinum-selling, Grammy®-winning recording artist Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish) who brings together the authentic stories from one of the most unique corners of America. REEL SOUTH premieres Tues., Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV available nationwide (DirecTV 375 and DISH network 9410).
The episodes of REEL SOUTH in October will telecast as follows (subject to change):
Soul City - Tues., Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial UTOPIA - "Soul City" - in the heart of North Carolina's Klan Country in the 1970s. Founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who thought the odds were stacked against them risked it all to build the city of their dreams.
Eat White Dirt - Tues., Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon.
The Exceptionally Extraordinary - Tues., Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The film highlights the creativity and personal expression linked in the cultural identity and narrative of New Orleans, providing a deeper look into the significance of costuming and the carnival season.
Last Barn Dance - Tues., Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Randy Lewis struggles to save his dairy farm in the piedmont region of North Carolina where dozens of family-owned dairies have disappeared. While keeping the business afloat, Randy also hosts one of the only true old-time barn dances left in the region, keeping the tradition alive and the community that loves it.
Red WOLF Revival - Tues., Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
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. Learn how their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.
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ABOUT LINK TV
Founded in 1999, Link TV is an independent viewer-supported media organization dedicated to providing programs that engage and educate its audiences with unique perspectives and activate them to become involved in the world. Reaching more than 34 million U.S. satellite households nationally, Link TV (DirecTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410) connects American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations at the forefront of social change and the vibrant cultures of an increasingly global community. Link TV is a service of KCETLink Media Group. For additional information about Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and program schedules, please visit linktv.org. Select programming from Link TV is also available for streaming on Apple TV and Roku platforms.
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