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Thumbs up for "Country Boys"

January 11, 2006 - Tonight is the third and final installment of "Country Boys," the PBS Frontline documentary about two white teens growing up in the Kentucky mountains. I've caught the first two installments, and I'll definitely be watching the last piece of this powerful series by David Sutherland tonight.

Thanks, you did it!

January 6, 2006 - It's official: you did it! Thanks to the generous contributions of readers like you, we met our $20,000 goal for the Institute's end-of-year fundraiser. Your support makes possible the Institute's one-of-a-kind programs, delivering hard-hitting investigative reports and a vital progressive voice in the South.

We're back

January 4, 2006 - Facing South kicked off 2006 with a glitch over our domain name. Karl Rove has been mentioned as the culprit, but this is not confirmed.

Feliz Navidad!

December 25, 2005 - Holiday greetings, y'all. Blogging will be extra light over the next week as Facing South takes some much-needed R&R. See you in the New Year!

Reconstruction News Network

By R. Neal
December 22, 2005 - Posted by the Faux News Corp. under contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Informations WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT...

Top Ten East Tennesseans

By R. Neal
December 20, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The local paper asked readers to vote for the top ten East Tennesseans. They came up with a pretty impressive list. Here are the results: 1. Dolly Parton: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!"

Congrats to Pam at the Blend!

December 20, 2005 - I missed the "unofficial" announcement last Friday -- but now it's official: one of my favorite bloggers (and my Durham homey) Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend ("always steamin'") has won a 2005 Weblog Award for &q

Koufax Awards Madness

December 19, 2005 - I've started getting emails from readers, letting me know that they're nominating Facing South for the 2005 Koufax Awards. (Thank you.)