SpikeTV has a new show "Coal" debuting next week.
So there's preview events in the coalfields this week, including Pikeville, Kentucky.
Thom Beers said he loves the challenge of telling a story with “high risks and high rewards,” and after a four- to five-year search, he found the right people to work with — Tom Roberts and Mike Crowder, president and chief executive officer, respectively, of Cobalt Coal — and the result is an incredible insider’s look at the underground coal mining industry, the likes of which has never been seen before.
But what will the environmentalists think?
“Until we figure out a way to replace that 50 percent of electricity that keeps these lights on, I don’t want to hear about it,” Beers said. “My job is to make everyday heroes out of these coal miners,” he said. ‘Coal’ is not about politics. It’s about these men."
Sounds like something good to watch.
I thought it was more like 60%
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