KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A look at how the East Tennessee tourism industry in Smokies tries to get going again as coronavirus restrictions ease. This WATE special report first aired on Thursday, April 30, 2002.


Pigeon Forge reopening, but no quick fix

Losses mount from 6-week park closure

Maintaining the mission at the American Eagle Foundation

Smokies slowly reopen: Impact of pandemic on East Tennessee

Inn owners navigate business obstacles