A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains
First Aired: February 13, 2009
A Diane Sawyer report on Appalachian poverty follows four youngsters, ranging in age from 11 to 18. Also: interviews with area physicians, author Ronald Eller ("Uneven Ground: Appalachia Since 1945") and Kentucky medical-clinic founder Eula Hall, known as the Mother Teresa of Mud Creek.
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- Premiered: June 6, 1978
- Rating: None
- Premise: A durable newsmagazine mixing investigative pieces with human-interest and celebrity features that's ABC's oldest prime-time series despite its notoriously rocky premiere. (Hosts Robert Hughes and Harold Hayes lasted only that one show.) (more)