KET has announced a run of Appalshop's Headwaters series in January and February on its KETKY channel, including showings of Stranger with a Camera and The Ralph Stanley Story. Air dates through February are listed below, or visit the KET listings for a full schedule of Headwaters showings.
The Ralph Stanley Story
Upcoming programs include Girls' Hoops / His Eye is on the Sparrow, Rough Side of the Mountain, To Save the Land and People, and Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song.
Headwaters Television began in 1980 as an early experiment in community-based television, offering commercial free programs of local interest on commercial television. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Headwaters came into being as a regular program on the local NBC affiliate in Hazard, KY, featuring live in-studio productions and selections from the Appalshop Film catalog.
In 1984, Appalshop filmmakers expanded the scope and audience for Headwaters by producing new programming specifically for the series and partnering with KET to air the programs statewide and throughout the Appalachian region. More recently, two Headwaters series aired nationally on PBS stations.