The Akron, OH paper has this review and the Rappahanock paper has this review of The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier, a new book soon to be a movie.
Topics in the book include: "the musically talented Carter family, old-growth trees in North Carolina, the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud, life in Stearns, Ky., storytelling and music in the mountains, the beginnings of the country music recording industry in 1927 in Bristol, Tenn., religion in Appalachia, and life in West Virginia (by U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd)."
The film will be shown on PBS next spring.
The Sierra Club has this link about the film.