Season 24, Episode 3 Sweetgrass
First Aired: July 5, 2011
In "Sweetgrass," filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor chronicle the waning days of the American West's traditional sheepherders via the story of a Montana sheep rancher who grazes his herd on public land north of Yellowstone. Along with family members and hired hands, he drives the sheep to and from the location in much the same way that his forebears did, though equipped with a such modern items as four-wheelers, cell phones and walkie talkies.
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
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- Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)