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'Backroads of Montana' TV show celebrates its 25th anniversary in historic Rialto

November 20, 2016View for printing

In a lighthearted live shoot Thursday night that had the air of a Hollywood premiere, the four men who've made "Backroads of Montana" a staple on Montana PBS celebrated the 44 episodes they've produced since 1991 and looked forward to more.

Twiggs said he's surprised at the abundance of talent that exists in Montana.

"Maybe it's because I'm the guy who hung out with a guy who paints with a crowbar, but it's amazing," he told the Rialto audience. "You go to a small town, you go to an out-of-the-way place, and it's just rich with talent.

"Montanans are sort of defined by their humanity, their neighborliness, their resilience, and I think they're also defined by their humility," he said. "They're self-deprecating and they do these sort of unique, wacky things but sometimes they don't see the value in it."


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