One filmmaker, fresh off several Emmy wins, is in town to discuss a feud.
The Hatfields & McCoys feud that is.
Producer Darrell Fetty and historians Bill Richardson and Fred Armstrong took part in a panel discussion Sunday about the History Channel miniseries at the state Cultural Center.
The Hatfields & McCoys was nominated for 16 Emmy's and won five of those.
Fetty says he wanted to make a series that would help change people's perception of West Virginians as a bunch of "hillbillies."
"I tried to do my best over the years to try to change that stereotype and I think the miniseries shows these people as human beings," Fetty said. "I think it resonates with a lot of people. It resonates all over the world."
The Hatfields and McCoy feud will be profiled again on the History Channel in an Oct. 6 episode of How the States Got Their Shapes.