From Savannah's riverfront to the Appalachian Trail, Emmy Award-winning TV personality Leroy Powell tours the state in Georgia On My Mind, a picturesque documentary of the Peach State. Focusing on Georgia's beauty and history, Georgia On My Mind talks with Georgia natives, including former President Jimmy Carter, Monticello's Trisha Yearwood and Augusta's Larry Mize about their impressions and memories of the Empire State of the South.
"When I think of Georgia," recalls former Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro, "I think of pine trees, and the state capitol... I'll remember more than anything... the warmth, and the kindness, and happiness that flows throughout the people in this whole state. To me, there is no other place to live."
Shrimper Michael Sullivan of Savannah relishes the state's natural treasures. "We get to see the beauty of the Georgia islands and the marshes and the birds, and the fish and the porpoises, and it's a wonderful way to make a living...and Georgia is such a beautiful place to do that in," he says.
From the city of fountains to the city of seven hills, from mysterious swampland to antebellum plantation splendor, from colleges to cattle, from poets and statesmen to gardens and waterfalls, Georgia On My Mind provides an overview of the historic landmarks and natural attractions that appeal to Georgia natives, long-time residents and newcomers, and brings millions of tourists each year.
Through the use of historic photographs, vintage film footage and spectacular video shot especially for the film, the documentary captures the beauty and magic of Georgia. Georgia On My Mind is divided into three sections: North, including Amicalola Falls, New Echota and Ellijay; Atlanta, including the King Center, Georgia Tech and Stone Mountain; and South, including Andersonville, Vidalia, and the Okefenokee Swamp.
Producer: Gerald Bryant
Producers: Emmy-winner Judy Cohen (Lost Atlanta and Lost Atlanta: The Way We Were) and Clem McIntosh (It's Atlanta) of GPB, with cooperation from the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism.