It's West Virginia Night on TV

Sep 21, 2015

Jay Rockefeller takes his place as a senator from the state of West Virginia.
Credit Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Jay: A Rockefeller's Journey airs at 9:30 this evening. 

The new documentary recounts the half-century career of John D. Rockefeller IV in his chosen home of West Virginia. Why would the heir of one of the wealthiest families in America come to one of its poorest states – and stay? What influenced him and who inspired him along his journey to becoming one of the state’s most influential leaders of the last 50 years?

The Senator has often said he was “born again in a secular sense” when he experienced life in Emmons, WV. This West Virginia Public Broadcasting program will explore Rockefeller’s successes and disappointments, his motivation, character and focus from his arrival as a poverty worker to his chairmanship of some of the most powerful committees in the United States Senate.