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ever focuses on the positive. they see us as ignorant or ill billys. >> there's a lot of good people here. >> when you walk on the field, have tunnel vision. you look at that scoreboard and it burns in your heart. you understand me? we have ground to make up. once you make up the ground, it will take off. let's go.
>> new york city where i live, and it is easy to think having lived here nearly all of my life this is what america looks like, thinks like, that the things that are important to me are important to everybody. that every place else is out there. unthinkable. maybe even unknowable. >> 600 miles away from midtown manhattan is mcdowell county, west virginia, another america. in the mind of many of my fellow new yorkers, the heart of god,
guns and trump country, the existential enemy. ♪ ♪ there is a place ♪ on god's creation ♪ a place of beauty ♪ beyond compare ♪ some people say it's almost heaven ♪ ♪ look for me and you'll find me there ♪ >> my daddy always told me those tornados and hurricanes can't get to us. we're down in these mountains and down in the hollow and these mountains protect us. here if you're going to see the sky, you got to look up. ♪ you can find me on the highest mountain ♪ ♪ you can find me in the black coal mine ♪ >> to think about, much less empathize with somebody that comes from five generations of
coal miners in a place like this is to our enduring shame unthinkable. why can't these coal miners get retrained, maybe put up solar panels for a living? why would these conservative deeply religious people vote for a new yorker? well, i went to west virginia. you know what? screw you. here in the heart of every belief system i have ever mocked or fought against i was welcomed with open arms by everyone. i found a place both heartbreaking and beautiful. a place that symbolizes it contains everything wrong and everything wonderful and hopeful about america. ♪ >> the town of welsh, known in its glory days as little new york. ♪ >> welsh is a very royal area. i mean it is an hour away from
walmart. i mean if that tells you anything. it is a real old, historic town built in the 1800s. >> the american dream in miniature, a place where generations of immigrants and dreamers could work and lift up their family. >> the town of welsh when it was booming the sidewalks were so crowded there would be traffic backed up like a mile. you couldn't find a place to park. >> the rest of the country took a lot of money out of these hills over the decades, billions and billions of dollars. and when it became cheaper or more convenient to pull the coal we needed to power our electrical grids and to make our steel elsewhere -- this is what was left behind. but this is not a poverty show. do not pity the people here, who are not unrealistic about a return to the glory days of coal
and better times. >> i drank coffee from the time i could walk. they put coffee in your bottle, coffee or wine. >> linda mckinney is a true daughter of appalachia. she raised her children her. her husband, bob, is a mine safety inspector. your family is from the naples, area? >> yes, came in 1923, trying to strike it rich in the coal mines and my mother died when i was five. we went to live with my nonna, and first day i was there she pulled me up to a cook stove. >> dinner is not hard skranl practicality. >> i don't measure anything so nothing has a recipe here. >> and neopoll tan roots. >> this my daddy would call peace. oh, make your mama dance. now, this is what i'm famous for in these parts. have you ever had spaghetti pizza? no, you haven't. don't say you have.
>> nearby joel runs an organic hydro uponing farm that supplies the local school system. linda runs five loaves and two efficiency, a food bank that holds them together in tough times. >> god, we thank you we're able to give out food again. it is not a regular givout. watch over, us protect us. help us to keep cool heads. ♪ >> father, we pray over the food we're about to eat for the nourishment of our body. bless it in the name of christ. amen. ♪ >> the coal that came out of this area built america. >> yes. >> right? >> mcdowell county alone was called the billion dollar coal field. the last coal mines i made, base
salary was $94,000 a year. i always taught vocational school and most of the kids i had said, i don't need this, i'm going in the coal mine. >> there's an education piece there now we're trying to instill in some of the people that have the mentality that coal is king. you know, we don't doubt that, but we try to think outside the box and look at some other opportunities that might be there. >> get more physical! let's go! run! >> the mount view golden knights have long carried the mantle of the town as perpetual underdogs. mostly the children of miners, many from very difficult situations at home. >> why you walking? hurry up! >> this week it is homecoming. coach larry thompson has of late imposed some order and higher academic standards on the knights. there are high hopes. >> lord, thank you for this food we are about to receive. bless these young men and these young women as they cheer and play on the field. in jesus name i pray, amen.
>> let's go eat, y'all. it is kids, you know. they got long days, they wake up at 4:45, 5:00 and they don't leave off the hill until about 7:00 after practice. so they go through a lot. >> how many generations of coal in your family? >> at least five. >> wow. coach mike anderson is second in command. >> coal in anybody else's family? >> mine. >> yeah? >> like trashman, that's a really common job in my family. >> don't feel bad. trashmen make more money than teachers do. >> fred "fat back" minko, michael mclachlin are in many ways typical mount view players and with the same hopes and dreams of other students. homecoming. >> it is. >> how big a deal is football in general and this game and what you guys do? >> they understand, there's not a lot of resources here. before you can kind of feel the dreariness that lingered around the community, but now, you know, with the boys winning, the
work ethic they're putting in, you can feel the support. they feel it, they feel that sense of pride. >> how has the football program changed your life? >> it give me something to do, stay out of trouble. >> some of these guys have changed 100%. they had no guidance, no discipline, and as a team in here relying on each other, their limits are out of this world. >> in the past you could make big money working in coal. you don't have that kind of guarantee now. what do you see yourself doing in ten years? >> journalism. >> journalism. >> i hope in ten years, i hope to be studying my ph.d. to be a mechanical engineer. >> i'm going to be a neuro psychologist. >> neuro psychologist. what is tougher, life or football? >> life. >> football, definitely. >> there's no halves on the life, no time-outs, none of that. >> that was a really good answer. >> love thy brother is one
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town. >> it is an obvious new yorker arrives in town, first question, why no self-service? >> i mean the mountains, it is hard to get signals into each individual valley. >> nick mullins is a former coal miner turned writer, working in public outreach trying to help people transition away from fossil fuel. >> try calling an ambulance and getting to the closest hospital. they don't deliver babies in this county anymore. >> she is an oscar nominated dock y do dock yulktary filmmaker. >> a lot of people think it is not going to resonate at all. in fact, it sounds threatening. >> both sides are saying the same thing, both sides are threatened by each other. i would say a majority of people that live in this region want to be left alone. the traditions of the place, the things we value, whether it be family, interpersonal communication, not having cellphones to distract us, those
things butt up against america's idea of progress. it is why we have been looked at as being backwards. like myself actually are the ones that control our narrative, that control our story. ♪ >> anthony: it was always too easy to come gawk at west virginia. to make it the poster child for whatever the agenda of the moment was. lazy depictions of stereotypical west virginians. hillbillies and hicks, tucked into isolated hollers to be pitied or made objects of laughter and derision. >> elaine: if you google appalachia to this day, you're going to see dirty-faced kids, bare foot on a front porch, shaking lyndon b. johnson's hand. there's a lot more to appalachia than that. >> anthony: in 1964, lyndon johnson declared his war on poverty. a good thing, yes?
but the accompanying press tour portraying the people here as an incapable and bewildered helpless masse, missed the basic essential character -- the pride and the self-reliant core of the people here. that damage is lasting. >> elaine: when you come in and keep telling us how poor, fat -- how all these things are -- i think we've all felt it at some point. shame. >> anthony: what should people know about this area that they don't know, that they're not getting? >> nick: well, i think it's been said, but it's just not been hit home. it's just how much that people in this area have been exploited. [ bells ringing ] [ machines whirring ] >> nick: the land agents who came in and bought up all the mineral rights. the coal and timber companies that started extracting and taking everybody's labor rights. >> man: i can't fight a big coal company, they got too much money. >> elaine: politicians from dc that can make a quick day trip down here and get a good sound bite. >> trump: who is a miner in this group?
who is -- stand up. you're all standing up anyway. >> anthony: the drug companies? >> elaine: nine million pills in kermit, west virginia over two years. one pharmacy, nine million pills. >> anthony: in a town with 372 people. >> nick: there are some >> i want to know how you can say you are going to put coal miners out of jobs and come in here and tell us how you're going to be our friend. >> i don't think people understand how genuine and wonderful the people are in these mountains, people who worked all of their lives and who sacrifice so much for their families. >> you cannot talk about west virginia without talking about coal, and coal is a complex issue here, tied into the cell tissue and family pride of the people who worked in the mines for generations.
>> that coal mine is something else, you know. you got to take care of yourself in there. . >> that fan is blowing about 200,000 cubic feet of air into the mine, fresh air. >> when you go in that mine, you don't know if you going to live to see the outside again. ♪ >> today we're going about 5,000 feet. >> 5,000 feet deep? >> yes. oh, yeah. >> pat graham is the foreman at the pay kar mine in kimble. >> this is steal. >> the average wage of a miner
is 60% greater than the average wage of all labors in the united states. >> wow. >> that's pretty phenomenal. it is easy to see why people in mcdowell county want mining jobs. >> i'm staying in a town nearby, welsh. there's no bar. [ laughter ]. >> head back over the top of the ridge. >> wow. >> thank you for this opportunity to support our families. please watch after us, keep us safe while underground working. amen. >> amen. ♪ >> what have you got? >> chicken. >> i may just put my sandwich back here if you got bear meat. >> that's delicious. do you think the country as a whole, do you think they understand the coal business at
all, what the coal mine is about? >> no. >> do they understand at all? >> when you travel from new york to here, whether you are on a boat, plane, train, in the sky or driving on a car, it is because of a mine. >> mining causes damage to the environment. of this there is no doubt. but what cannot be grown must be mined. there ain't no cellphones, for instance, without mines somewhere. >> does anybody think it is going to come back big-time like 30 years ago? >> my personal opinion, every time a republican is in there it goes up. [ laughter ]. >> this used to be a solidly democratic state. what do you think made trump attractive? >> hillary openly said she's going to put a lot of coal miners out of work. wrong answer. >> how many kids you got? >> six. >> if you saw your kids have other options, would you recommend that they join the family business? >> no, sir. no. >> i about guarantee you everybody here, their dad that
worked in the coal mines probably told their sons, don't go into the coal mines. you're going to tell them, no, don't do it, you know. if they do, you're going to be proud. i'm proud from the stickers we put on our buckets, from the stickers we put on our hats, to my coffee mug there, passed down. i don't mess that thing up. if my son goes in the mines, it is going to be his. ♪ ♪ i'm a good walk to the river ♪ when my working day is over ♪ we'll go swim our cares away >> it is so easy from afar to say that coal's time here has come and gone, that we should let the miners move, find some other work. what other work? the state's biggest employer is now walmart.
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♪ >> lola cline is a single mother of four children. and in many ways, emblematic of both the difficulties and inherent strengths of people around here. >> anthony: where do you find them? trees or on the ground? >> lola: trees. >> anthony: mostly up in the trees. >> lola: squirrels are more like -it's a waiting game. find us a place and see -- and watch for movement. >> anthony: she and her best friend, leshawna huff, hunt together, raise kids together, and do their best to get by in a changing world that can get very hard. >> anthony: when did you first go hunting, how old were you? >> lola: my grandpa took me when i was about six. i just love this place.
♪ ♪ >> drema lester: my mom, she used to cook squirrel gravy. >> anthony: lola's neighbors name may be drema lester, but everybody here calls her ma. >> drema: 58 years, i was born and raised here. >> producer: you ever think about leaving? >> drema: no. >> leshawna: homemade biscuits, homemade gravy. >> lola: fried taters. >> anthony: fried potatoes, excellent. >> leshawna: dear lord, we come to you this day to thank you for this food and bless the hands that fixed this food.
and thank you for each and every living day. amen. >> group: amen. >> drema: and thank you for letting us meet more friends. >> lola: yes. >> anthony: well thank you for having me. >> anthony: you're working on a farm nearby, is that right? >> lola: yes. after strip mines are done here, the land's usually just useless. so, we're trying to make a purpose. pumpkins, watermelon, we're just trying to figure out what will grow on it. >> anthony: so there is life after coal? >> lola: there's life after coal. so what do you think about that squirrel? >> anthony: oh man, it's good. >> lola: it's good, ain't it? >> drema: they call it "wild and wonderful west virginia." >> anthony: it is. and, your girls are how old? >> lola: my girls are nine, eight, six, and three. >> anthony: taught any of them to shoot yet? >> lola: yeah, all of them can shoot. >> anthony: all of them? >> lola: all of them. they think their mommy is a big hero, too, 'cause she killed that big buck last year. >> anthony: yeah. how big was this thing? >> lola: 250, it weighed 250 lbs. >> anthony: you dragged that thing out of the woods yourself? >> lola: mhmm. >> anthony: dress it? >> lola: yes. >> anthony: cook it? >> lola: yup. >> leshawna: we don't rely on
nobody. >> lola: yup, there ain't nothing i can't do, and if i don't know how to do it, i'll learn we're not a bunch of pregnant women bare-footed with no teeth. i got all mine, you see? >> anthony: what's the best thing about living in this area and what's the worst thing? >> leshawna: the best thing is the people here. >> lola: there's probably nobody in these hollows that i couldn't go say, 'hey, i'm hungry, would you fix me a sandwich?' >> anthony: and worse thing? >> drema: see somebody that's on pills. or drunk. or out here just fighting. >> anthony: what can you do? >> drema: pray for them. that's all we can do. ♪ oh, eliza oh, eliza ♪ ♪ little liza jane ♪
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to feel them, see if they're ripe. >> america's for gotten fruit, the paw-paw, for gotten when most americans stopped going to the forests for their food. in west virginia they were never forgotten. >> that's a paw-paw ice cream with candy add wildflowers. this is in a class of pie called desperation pies to try to create something like a lemon pie and you don't have lemon juice. what do you do? put some vinegar and nutmeg together and give it a tang. >> appalachia has a rich and deep culture, appropriated for if gentile taste of a hipster willing to pay big bucks for what used to be and still is in many cases food of poverty. >> we see ramps are selling for $30 a pound that were harvested in west virginia. what is west virginia getting for that, probably a guy that got $2 a pound. >> it becomes an extracted
industry like coal or timber. >> that's the story of west virginia? >> yes. >> chef mike costello and partner amy dawson are looking to keep the culture alive and appreciated and paying off locally for the region it originated is. lost creek farm is their place. and the nucleus of that effort is the garden. >> amy: we have two different varieties that we are picking today. the one are the logan giants. >> lou: this seed is logan giant seed. they're an heirloom strain of beans and i've had these seeds for 40 years. i've saved these for 40 years. >> mike: this guy down at the end of the table, lou, is in his 90's, he said it's important for somebody to carry on these traditions, and gave me his stock of heirloom beans this year. >> anthony: this is what heirloom looks like outside of holy foods. bloody butcher corn, fat horse beans, candy roaster squash and
homer fikes yellow ox heart tomatoes. >> mike: nice and soft and it's like a really sweet green tomato. >> anthony: these ingredients define a near lost time and flavor. >> mike: we've got some sweet corn chowder. we're just going to drizzle a next, we've got these crackers, they're broken communion wafers. you know, the way that appalachian food has always worked is you work within your means and you create something pretty special out of what you have at your disposal. we've kind of suffered from this in a way. it created this sort of rush towards the middle class and a rush toward the perception that we're better than the food that we used to have to eat. >> john jennings: yeah, i think we were taught a lot to be embarrassed of our, you know, hillbilly past, you know? i remember coming home from school and my dad having hog's head on the kitchen table making head-cheese and sauce like, i would've been mortified if somebody came over and saw that. >> josh bennett: a friend of mines grandmother once told me, "you know we used to make this 'cause we were poor, now me make it 'cause it's effing good." [ laughter ] >> anthony: oh, what's that? >> mike: this is some buttermilk fried rabbit, rabbit that we raise here at the farm.
>> anthony: oh, yes. >> mike: a little bit of chow chow, some fresh maple syrup. ♪ >> mike: is it gross that we slaughter rabbits right behind us? >> anthony: yeah. >> anthony: oh, which am i drinking here? the old school cider? >> josh: we actually came across a recipe from 1822 with elderberry and cider. and um, it's a native plant here so, we put a little bit in there to see what it would do and it came out wonderful. >> anthony: you're using only west virginia apples? >> josh: i am only using west virginia apples. >> anthony: that can't be cost-effective. >> josh: it's not. it can and can't be. >> anthony: nobody is talking about money at this table. [ laughter ] >> josh: this is another thing for me. we are often talked about as being this impoverished state. we are rich, i mean, as could be, in food and the things that we make as a culture and as a community. >> mike: you know you look at something as simple as these
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>> anthony: it's friday night. homecoming. the summers county bobcats versus the mount view golden knights. ♪ and for the citizens of welch, and mcdowell county, this is a very big deal indeed. [ laughter ] ♪ >> anthem singer: what so proudly we hailed. >> anthony: everybody knows everybody else's families, ask after their kids by name, mixed couples are common. there's an easy familiarity between people here. >> coach larry: bang, bang on three. one, two, three. >> team: bang, bang. >> coach larry: get there! >> anthony: so very much west virginia tradition. coal mining and the military. >> monica barner: yeah, for 10 and a half years, navy. we don' been around about. >> anthony: you've been around. and back here? >> monica: back here. >> anthony: monica barner is a
mount view alum. her husband sly is a coach. her sons elijah and eliki are on the team. her daughter alicyia is a cheerleader. so it's personal for her. >> monica: born and raised here, went to school here, wouldn't have it any other way. >> coach: come on, man. >> announcer a 78 yard run. >> monica: come on. [ cheers ] >> monica: oh my. come on boys get your head in the game. >> anthony: garnet edwards jr. is a former mount view player who went on to play college ball. >> garnet: in this state of west virginia, we got two things going on for us. that's church and sports. now if we lose the game, it's like losing our best friend. >> monica: come on, boys. right here, stop him. stop him.
>> garnet: shucks. >> announcer: pass is complete, for the score. >> announcer: so we come to the end of the first half, the bobcats 20, the golden knights nothing. ♪ >> coach larry: fellas. i just want you to play hard. i just want you to play hard and make smart decisions. ♪ ♪ daddy worked like a mule mining pike county coal ♪ ♪ he messed up his back and couldn't work anymore ♪ ♪ he said one of these days you'll get out of these hills ♪ ♪ daddy, i've been trying i just can't catch a break ♪ ♪ there's too much in this world i can't seem to shake ♪ ♪ [ cheers ]
>> announcer: touchdown. >> monica: oh, yes. >> fan: all right. >> anthony: nice. >> monica: there you go. >> coach larry: let's go, let's go. ♪ see the ways of the world will just bring you to tears ♪ ♪ keep the lord in your heart you'll have nothing to fear ♪ ♪ live the best that you can and don't lie and don't steal ♪ >> coach larry: it's time to turn up and go to another level fellas. it's time. let's go. ♪ keep your nose on the grindstone and out of those pills ♪ ♪ daddy, i've been trying i just can't catch a break ♪ ♪ there's too much in this world i can't seem to shake ♪ >> coach larry: there you go! >> anouncer: touchdown!
>> coach larry: you're never going to forget this ball game. whenever you're in a bind, stuck in a corner, you know what i'm saying? fight through it. fight your way out of it. and anything you do in life, in school, in football. as long as you got me and these coaches, this community, that's all you need. >> team: yeah! ♪ >> sarah slone: i grew up here, got married here. it's home. >> mom: oh my goodness, there he is. i'm so proud of you. >> dad: so proud, so proud. >> anthony: what are any of our hopes and dreams? a roof over our heads, some security, maybe even some happiness for our children. we all have that in common. >> richard rushbrook: i wish y'all could come down here and see us, and when y'all do, i hope y'all enjoy it. >> anthony: this is america. and if you can't embrace it, no matter how bitterly and fiercely we may disagree, there is no hope for any of us. >> carlton: i've been living here 65 years. i wouldn't trade it for nothing.
i guess i'll be here 'til they cut the lights out. >> player: mount view on three. one two, three. >> team: mount view! ♪ ♪ >> anthony: and vacation over, as we headed home to our regular beds, our daily lives of school and homework and ordinary things. maybe, my little brother, maybe i, would wake up and look out the window at the night sky, and suddenly it would fill with stars and golden mist and we'd pretend for a second we were somehow deep inside the milky way.