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Hatfields & McCoys producer comes to Charleston

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(Photo/Kerry McClanahan) (Photo/Kerry McClanahan)

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.