"Boomtowners" Featuring The Bakken Airing Daily On Smithsonian Channel
"Boomtowners" plunges into a modern-day "gold rush" that's attracting thousands of people from all over the country to the Bakken, a region of North Dakota. An oil boom has turned the area into the epicenter of a white-hot industrial revolution, but a rise in jobs has also led to a surge in population and living costs. Experience this phenomenon first-hand through the eyes of newcomers and longtime residents trying to make a living there in this groundbreaking new docu-series about tapping into the American dream.
This week is Episode 3 of "Boomtowners" titled 'Closed Wednesdays' - When one of Liberty Oil's sites creates problems for a well nearby, the work stops and the frustration, and costs, begin to mount. Equally frustrated are Ben and Phoebe as they search for available childcare in their growing town. For Jennifer, it's skilled labor that's in short supply, forcing family and friends to come together to make her storybook wedding a reality. Haley and Larysa aren't so lucky. With no one to help out with their struggling trucking business, Haley comes up with a very risky plan, one that makes Larysa very nervous.
For full schedule of times and episode descriptions for "Boomtowners" go to http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/boomtowners/1003787