Season 2, Episode 10 Ballad of the Mountain Man
First Aired: December 12, 1989
Profiling folklorist Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1882-1973), who dragged "folk music out of the valleys and coves and up onto the stages and into the recording studios of America."
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)