FX'S - 30 Days' goes underground with...

FX'S - 30 Days' goes underground with episode on mining family

There are 20 comments on the www.timesleader.com story from Mar 22, 2008, titled FX'S - 30 Days' goes underground with episode on mining family. In it, www.timesleader.com reports that:

FX will open the third season of its documentary series "30 Days" by sending creator Morgan Spurlock underground.

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unknown

Watseka, IL

#2 Apr 30, 2008
does anyone know what mines?
Duck

Pineville, WV

#3 May 1, 2008
I heard it was Bluestone.
mee

Stuarts Draft, VA

#4 May 1, 2008
his boss is dale lusk and he is going to live with him while filming th show

“Grasshoppa'”

Since: Feb 08

AOL

#5 May 1, 2008
Hope they don't edit it and make us look like idiots. I just hope they make these miners look like the brave men they are.
mee

United States

#6 May 2, 2008
i think he will he is from W.V. and i went to the fx website and this is what it said

To kick off the third season of 30 Days, series creator Morgan Spurlock returns to his home state of West Virginia, to work as a rookie apprentice coalminer known as a "redhat" for 30 days.

Morgan goes to Bolt, West Virginia and lives with Dale and Sandy Lusk. Dale, the supervisor of the mine where Morgan works, has mined coal for 35 years and introduces Morgan to a miner's way of life. Morgan gains an understanding of the financial benefits that draw people to coal mining, but also learns, first hand, the dangerous conditions that miners must face every day.

As a new miner, Morgan is assigned much of the grunt work, including plastering, building wooden roof supports, shoveling coal and hauling heavy equipment. On his days off, Morgan leaves the mine to examine some of the bigger issues surrounding the coal industry. He meets with Peggy Cohen, 36, the daughter of a miner killed in 2006 in a Sago, West Virginia mine explosion. Morgan also talks to both coal industry executives and environmentalists about surface mining and mountain-top removal to gain perspective on the pros and cons of an industry that provides the U.S. with the raw materials for 50% of our electricity. electricity
Babygirl

United States

#7 May 3, 2008
Yes, the show was filmed at Bluestone Coal's Double Bonus 65 Mine at Pinnacle Creek. My husband works there.
cook

Welch, WV

#8 May 3, 2008
When will this air?
Babygirl

United States

#9 May 3, 2008
June 3rd. I think at 9 or 10...check the internet site to make sure.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#10 Jun 3, 2008
Show comes on tonight at 10:00pm on FX.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#11 Jun 3, 2008
SaraML wrote:
Show comes on tonight at 10:00pm on FX.
Shoot.. and my recorder is busted... I'm like BLR.. hope it isn't a bunch of West Virginia bashing bull.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#12 Jun 3, 2008
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text>Shoot.. and my recorder is busted... I'm like BLR.. hope it isn't a bunch of West Virginia bashing bull.
No bashing. It's actually pretty good. The host of the show is from Beckley.
Regina

Jackson, KY

#13 Jun 3, 2008
Does anyone know if they are going to sell a copy of this? If so, please let me know because I would like to buy a copy of this. I loved watching this and learned so much!

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#14 Jun 3, 2008
Regina wrote:
Does anyone know if they are going to sell a copy of this? If so, please let me know because I would like to buy a copy of this. I loved watching this and learned so much!
You could probably order it from FX. But if I hear anything I'll let you know.
josh

Rich Creek, VA

#15 Jun 3, 2008
does anyone know where you could watch it on my interent?
cook

Pineville, WV

#16 Jun 3, 2008
I liked it but it made me sad for all the miners.Where was his paycheck should have gotten one at the ending.
Peoples Advocate

United States

#17 Jun 4, 2008
The show was very well done, and portrayed not only the life inside the mines but outside too. They did a great job of showing how the wife, daughter, miners, and family are effected daily by the concerns of their loved one being a coal miner. The show is being aired at Tamarack daily at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00; check with Tamarack to make sure I got the times right, please. They should be able to tell you how to receive a copy of the show also.
SUE

Morgantown, WV

#18 Jun 4, 2008
GREAT SHOW! I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH IT AGAIN...IT MADE ME PROUD TO BE FROM WV!

Since: May 08

Peru, IN

#19 Jun 4, 2008
I was blown away by the bravery of the coal miners.

But this show also made me wonder why, in this day and age, can't a respirator be made that the moners can wear comfortably?

For that matter, why can't mining be made safer alltogether? It's 2008, yet these men work in truly primitive conditions.

And my prayers to Dale Lusk, who found out during the filming of this show that he had black lung. How sad...
Peoples Advocate

United States

#20 Jun 4, 2008
rswright98 wrote:
I was blown away by the bravery of the coal miners.
But this show also made me wonder why, in this day and age, can't a respirator be made that the moners can wear comfortably?
For that matter, why can't mining be made safer alltogether? It's 2008, yet these men work in truly primitive conditions.
And my prayers to Dale Lusk, who found out during the filming of this show that he had black lung. How sad...
This sounds like the same conversation my relative in Ohio and I had earlier this evening. I agree with you on everything you said. We too were wondering why the respirators can't be made differently.

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#21 Jun 4, 2008
rswright98 wrote:
I was blown away by the bravery of the coal miners.
But this show also made me wonder why, in this day and age, can't a respirator be made that the moners can wear comfortably?
For that matter, why can't mining be made safer alltogether? It's 2008, yet these men work in truly primitive conditions.
And my prayers to Dale Lusk, who found out during the filming of this show that he had black lung. How sad...
My husband says that the respirator makes breathing difficult & that it makes him sleepy, which makes me think that he loses oxygen while wearing it.
BTW, he works at Double Bonus :)

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