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The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken 

The life and times of The Carter Family, one of the earliest and most-influential group in American country and roots music.

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Kathy Conkwright
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Episode credited cast:
Joan Baez ... Herself - Musician
Mary Bufwack Mary Bufwack ... Herself - Author
June Carter Cash ... Herself - Musician
A.P. Carter ... Himself - Singer (archive footage)
Janette Carter Janette Carter ... Herself - Daughter of A.P. and Sara Carter
Joe Carter Joe Carter ... Himself - Son of A.P. and Sara Carter
Mother Maybelle Carter Mother Maybelle Carter ... Herself - Singer (archive footage)
Sara Carter Sara Carter ... Herself - Singer (archive footage)
Bill Clifton Bill Clifton ... Himself - Musician
Robert Duvall ... Narrator
Rita Forrester Rita Forrester ... Herself - Granddaughter of A.P. and Sara Carter
Tyler Forrester Tyler Forrester ... Quartet Member #4
Vince Gill ... Himself - Musician
Tucker Jett Tucker Jett ... Teenage A.P.
Justin Justice Justin Justice ... Quartet Member #1
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The life and times of The Carter Family, one of the earliest and most-influential group in American country and roots music.

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Release Date:

23 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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WGBH See more »
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Narrator: Their songs of love and lost, desperation and joy comforted a nation in the darkest days of the depression, and brought a rare dignity to rural Appalachia culture.
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