A captured past

Heartland Series videographer Doug Mills and founding executive producer Steve Dean recently returned to WBIR’s basement, which holds most of the show’s tapes. Some 1,200 finished segments and thousands of hours or b-roll hold primary source material and cultural stories that would have otherwise been forgotten. – MARK BROWN | THE STANDARD BANNER

To myriad East Tennessee residents, or for those in need a taste of home, watching episodes of WBIR’s The Heartland Series is something akin to opening a family album.

It was certainly the case for Jeff Lindsey in the more than 20 years that he lived away from the region.

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