Anthony Bourdain’s visit (for CNN's "Parts Unknown") to “Big Sky Country” in Montana focuses somewhat on the history of the Anaconda copper mine, 900 feet deep, near Butte, which I visited on vacation in May 1981. It actually snowed while I was there. Bourdain called Butte a union town in a red state/
The night before I had diverted to Helena to hear a pep-talk forum in a Days Inn, “Feeling Good About Yourself.” No, you can’t be a motivational speaker and tell the truth.
Bourdain also made an extended visit to an underground mine. I think I saw Flathead Lake near Kalispell in the broadcast. He also visited Livingston, a Hollywood locale and author Norman Maclean ("A River Runs Through It", a 1992 film).
Wikipedia attribution link for ugly lake in Berkeley Pit (by Kolopres, CCSA 3.0).