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History to re-air 'Hatfields and McCoys' miniseries and doc this week

Aug. 13, 2012 @ 04:26 PM

 The feuding is set to begin in Kentucky and West Virginia this weekend. At least on the History Channel.

According to the History Channel schedule, the cable TV network will be re-broadcasting both the record-breaking miniseries, “Hatfields and McCoys,” which was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards, as well as the companion documentary, “America’s Greatest Feud: The History of the Hatfields and McCoys,” that was filmed by Huntington-based Trifecta Productions.

Both productions were produced in part by Milton native and Marshall University graduate Darrell Fetty.

 The miniseries, which became the No. 1 most watched (non-sports) cable program of all times when it debuted over Memorial Day weekend, will air again at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 18.

 That miniseries stars Kevin Costner as Devil Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy. Both actors were nominated for an Emmy for their roles.  “Hatfields and McCoys” was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie and  Mare Winningham and Tom Berenger are also nominated for their performances. The series was also nominated for its writing, directing, costumes, art direction, casting, editing, hairstyling, makeup, music composition, sound editing, and sound mixing.

The two-hour documentary will air at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 on The History Channel.  It is directed by Mark Cowen, known for the documentary "Band of Brothers: We Stand Alone Together" and such work as "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3-D," with Tom Hanks.

With the Huntington-based Trifecta Productions shooting interviews and reenactment scenes, the documentary utilizes such Kentucky and West Virginia historians as former Governor Paul Patton, Nancy Cade and Reed Potter from Kentucky and Fred Armstrong, Raamie Barker, Bill Richardson and Keith Davis from West Virginia to tell the story as clips of reenactors play out scenes that stoked America’s most famous family feud.

The documentary also features reenactment scenes filmed at Heritage Farm Museum and Village and which feature such local reenactors as Mike Coffey (Barboursville Police Chief), Seth Cyfers, Clint McElroy, Debbie Wolfe and many others.

 For more information on the miniseries and the documentary go online at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/specialsections/hatfieldsandmccoys

 

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