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Blood Feuds

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Another exciting moment in our area. Blood Feuds, the show on American Heroes Channel came to do an episode about the Hatfield~McCoy Feud. Bill, my husband was interviewed on this episode and talked about the historic family feud.

We had several on this episode that did such an amazing job speaking to our history. Reed Potter looked awesome and spoke so well about the feud on this episode, I thought.

I am adding the story below from one of the many stories about this but I also want to add a few behind the scenes photos of them filming this one.

The Blood Feuds episode can be seen online still and it is worth watching if you are interested in the Hatfields & McCoys.

I have tons of things to add to this page so I will update it as I find them.



The Hatfields and McCoys are coming back to TV in a new show. The American Heroes Channel or AHC will highlight the famous feud in an episode of its series "Blood Feuds." The show will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.

AHC can be found on Channels 287 and 285 on DirecTV, 195 and 192 on DISH Netwok and 316 on Suddenlink.

AHC describes the series this way. "Blood Feuds" uncovers fascinating pieces of hidden history as America's most iconic feuds are brought to life using dramatic recreations, expert interviews, and heart-pumping storytelling. These epic rivalries feature some of the most compelling characters, action-packed conflict, and adrenaline-fueled showdowns from our nation's past. These are the men and women who changed the course of American history, one monumental grudge match at a time like William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield and Randall McCoy.

The show has very realistic re-enactments, high production values and interviews with Feud experts and descendants. Those interviewed for the show include Bill Richardson WVU Extension Associate Professor, Reed Potter, Elmer Hatfield (Descendant) Gary McCoy (Descendant), Adam Warren and others. The local elements of the show were filmed in April of 2015 and the re-enactments were shot later.

AHC is part of the Discovery Channel’s suite of networks. It was formerly the Military Channel but was re-branded. It now features shows about American history, war, the Old West and similar topics. The production company who created the show is Lion Television.

“AHC has done a number of really great looking shows with high production values," said Richardson, the Mingo County-based West Virginia University Extension agent and associate professor.

"One called 'Gunslingers' featured Kurt Russell talking about Wyatt Earp and the OK Corral. And from what I’ve seen of the other episodes of 'Blood Feud,' I’m optimistic it will portray our history in an interesting and entertaining way."

Interestingly, the Hatfields and McCoys series comes along at the same time that PBS's award-winning documentary series, "American Experience" takes a look at the southern West Virginia Mine Wars. That series will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Richardson, the author of several West Virginia history books including ones on the Hatfield and McCoys feud as well as the Mine Wars, said both TV shows will create interest in heritage tourists visiting the area

"Every time one of these shows airs we see renewed interest in the Feud. This in turns brings tourists here and adds money to the economy," Richardson said.

You can learn more about "Blood Feuds" online at

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