West Virginia - The Road the Statehood
This documentary brings to life the
issues, differences and disagreements that divided the Commonwealth of
Virginia, turning families and neighbors against one another throughout what is
now West Virginia. Through interviews with respected state historians,
letters, sketches and photographs
the 40-minute film examines events and philosophies behind West
Virginia becoming a state during the Civil War, particularly through the lives of attorney
Pierpont (considered the “father of West Virginia”) and former
U.S. Congressman Albert
Gallatin Jenkins(who defended “Old Virginia”).
The Law Works
Thursdays at 8:30 pm on WVPBS
Friday at 11:00 am on WVPBS2
Host: Dan Ringer
The Law Works is a weekly show on West Virginia PBS discussing legal issues that affect daily life. Now in its tenth season, The Law Works has considered issues ranging from how to buy a house, to identity theft, and wiretapping.