Portraying the Real Appalachia: New Kids’ TV Show Explores Arts and Science in Our Backyard

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A still from the Penny P trailer.

A Blacksburg film maker says that for too long, the media’s represented Appalachia only in negative stereotypes. He wants to change that image with a new children’s television show that explores the region’s assets. It’s a blend of arts, science, and Appalachian culture that teaches kids about the amazing things you can find in your own backyard.  Robbie Harris visited the set and prepared this report.

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