“G.E.’s Coal Miners”
TV Ad-2005


Note: This video presents a 2005 General Electric television ad, one
of a series from its “Ecomagination” advertising campaign.


Short Stories

See related story on the controversy behind this ad at “G.E.’s Hot
Coal Ad,”
and another on the history of the song used as background
music in the ad, at “Sixteen Tons,” famous Tennessee Ernie Ford song.

Additional coal stories at this website include, for example: “Paradise”
(about a John Prine song, strip mining in Muhlenberg County, KY and
the demise of a small town); “Mountain Warrior” (profile of Kentucky
author and coal-field activist, Harry Caudill, noted for his famous book,
Night Comes to The Cumberlands and his life-long critique of Appala-
chian strip mining); and, “Giant Shovel on I-70” (about coal mining in
southeastern Ohio and the battle over giant shovels strip mining there
in the 1960s and 1970s).

Video Source
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Date Posted: 5 October 2008
Last Update: 7 June 2017
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