Coal mining in West Virginia is coming to tv as a reality documentary show by the same folks who produce the popular "Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers" series. Spike TV has ordered 10 one-hour long episodes of "Coal" to begin airing in April, 2011.
Now we need someone to follow the hard rock mining industry, like we have in Arizona. There are a lot of stories to tell. Just look at how the rescue of the Chilean miners has become one of the most watched events on tv and the web ever.