Spike submits 'Coal' for Emmy nomination

Jun 12, 2011 Full story: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Although it is only a preliminary step, the leadership of Spike has submitted the first three episodes of "Coal" to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for consideration to be placed in nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.

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jungle jive

United States

#1 Jun 12, 2011
well from pike county, it wouldn't be too far to drive to welch just to look for the fun but that made for tv reality show isnt typical of everyday coal mining in most respect. the daily routines on the showw go for par but for cobalt coal if it were "to be" operating with all the down time in real life as fox portrays then there would be no cobalt...in reality. In reality, downtime sends men home from work till a problem is fixed, and experienced miners usually do not make mistakes that cause downtime. Fox just tries to throw all the different scenarios out that could happen but do not happen regularly. They do do a good job with animation of potential unforseen problems like an ignition, or other type thing. The coal mines are just full of hazards and most of the men take it for granted that they return to see daylight once they poke their head underground every morning. To the 29... I could have been right there with you at some point in time, RIP.
truth

Pikeville, KY

#2 Jun 12, 2011
This isnt a stab at coal mining, this is a stab at the genre this show is on. Please for the love of god no more damn reality TV. Whatever happened to great sitcoms and drama?:/
Stan and Kyle

Corryton, TN

#3 Jun 13, 2011
jungle jive wrote:
well from pike county, it wouldn't be too far to drive to welch just to look for the fun but that made for tv reality show isnt typical of everyday coal mining in most respect. the daily routines on the showw go for par but for cobalt coal if it were "to be" operating with all the down time in real life as fox portrays then there would be no cobalt...in reality. In reality, downtime sends men home from work till a problem is fixed, and experienced miners usually do not make mistakes that cause downtime. Fox just tries to throw all the different scenarios out that could happen but do not happen regularly. They do do a good job with animation of potential unforseen problems like an ignition, or other type thing. The coal mines are just full of hazards and most of the men take it for granted that they return to see daylight once they poke their
head underground every morning. To the 29... I could have been right there with you at some point in time, RIP.
As some one who knows nothing about coal mining I found the same conclusions you did. I understand Civil Engineering,Geology, Heavy equipment and the danger involved. I would like to see a well operated professional mine with out the TV drama BS. Just so I can understand the industry. This show was interesting, but did little to make me truly understand mining.
Friend of coal

Ransom, KY

#4 Sep 30, 2012
They made coal miners look like crap. They would be fired for only running 7 20x20 cuts a day if they actually worked a real job there is no prophet in that
wtf

Wallins Creek, KY

#5 Oct 1, 2012
Friend of coal wrote:
They made coal miners look like crap. They would be fired for only running 7 20x20 cuts a day if they actually worked a real job there is no prophet in that
"prophet"

lmfao

You make Miners look stupid, Stupid.

lmfao

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