American Idol comes to Appalachia

The hit TV show came to Appalachia in April. Letcher County KY was featured in a special edition of the hit show which raised money to fight poverty in America and Africa. Narrated by singer and contest judge Paula Abdul, the segment reported that high illiteracy rates contribute to the region’s on-going poverty. The program highlighted the work of the charity Save the Children which provides after school programs to teach kids to read. The story used some of the stereotypical images of the Appalachian region. Was it a fair portrayal? That depends on who you ask.

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One Comment on “American Idol comes to Appalachia”

  1. Idol Fan Says:

    American Idol gives back is on again this year on April 9, 2008 according to the show and this site: http://idol-mania.com/american-idol-fan/


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