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- 50 Years of Life-Changing Television at UNC-TV* -
Learn the storied analog history and exciting digital future of UNC-TV, North Carolina's home for unique programs and services providing people of all ages with enriching, life-changing television.
- 60s Experience: In North Carolina*
- Through this collection of programming, photos, timelines and testimonials, UNC-TV provides a local look at this historic decade of love, war, awakening and change.
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- A Celebration of the Lives of John Hope and Aurelia Whittington Franklin
- Duke University hosts this live event presented by UNC-TV, featuring former U.S. President Bill Clinton and attorney and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, to honor the late historian and his late wife.
- A Chef's Life** - This half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant, Chef and The Farmer, in eastern North Carolina's small town of Kinston.
- A Cockman Family Christmas: Maker of the Stars
- Take the Del McCoury Band, add a dash of Alison Krauss, mix in some old-time gospel and you'll get the classic family harmonies that are The Cockman Family trademark as three generations of Cockmans share their favorite Yuletide songs and memories in this holiday favorite.
- A Colored School
- Combining original film footage with alumni recollections, this stirring documentary shares the unique history of Charlotte's Second Ward High School, the Queen City's first high school for African-American students.
- Almanac Gardener
- Whether you’d like to cultivate a pot of flowers or an acre full of healthy grasses, gardening guru Mike Gray and other experts take Tar Heel gardeners through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance and blooming innovation in this long-running, still growing series.
- America Revealed** - America Revealed explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work.
- American Eden
- Based on the North Carolina Museum of Art exhibit, this documentary presents America through the eyes of 19th century painters captivated by the magnificence of our nation's beautiful landscapes.
- American Experience** - Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as “peerless” (Wall Street Journal), “the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune), and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston Chronicle). The series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.
- American Masters** - American Masters, the award-winning biography series, celebrates our arts and culture. The series set the standard for documentary film profiles, accruing widespread critical acclaim and has produced an exceptional library of 180 titles, bringing unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have “left an indelible impression on our cultural landscape.”
- American Promise (POV)** - Filmed over 12 years, American Promise follows two middle-class African-American boys who entered a very prestigious—and historically white—private school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The boys were placed in a demanding environment that provided new opportunities and challenges, if little reflection of their cultural identities.
- An Appalachian Showcase
- Taped live before a lively audience, student soloists and ensembles from Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music perform a variety of musical selections.
- An Evening with North Carolina's Governors
- UNC-TV and the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh bring former governors James E. Holshouser Jr., James G. Martin and James B. Hunt Jr. together for an enlightening and entertaining panel discussion about serving at the helm of the Tar Heel State.
- Antiques Roadshow** - Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
- ART:21** - Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century.
- Auschwitz: The North Carolina Connection*
- Surrounding the six-part series Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State, UNC-TV provides teacher resources, downloadable guides and links for educating others about the Holocaust.
- Austin City Limits** - Great music. No limits. Now the longest-running music series in American television history, ACL showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre. In addition to being honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a rock and roll landmark, ACL is the only television program to ever receive the National Medal of Arts, the nation's highest award for artistic excellence.
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- Bern and New Bern: 300 Years Later -
Rob Holliday joins a New Bern-based delegation as it travels to "Old" Bern to explore connections between the Tar Heel city and its Swiss family. Holliday highlights ties between the Berns, showcases 300th anniversary events and takes a closer look at the founding de Graffenried family.
- Be More, Be Diverse*
- UNC-TV's Bridges to Diversity Project invites you to participate in this workshop training community leaders in techniques for discussing potentially sensitive themes in a safe and non-judgmental learning environment.
- Big Blue Live!** - Go on location with live and underwater coverage for the anticipated once-a-year return of formerly endangered whales, sea otters, sea lions, great white sharks, brown pelicans and other now-flourishing wildlife to Monterey Bay in an invigorating slice of television history as PBS partners with the BBC for public television’s first live natural history event.
- Bill Moyers Journal** - Bill Moyers Journal is a new weekly public affairs series. Each week the series will attempt to provide the high quality public service journalism for which Moyers and his colleagues have been identified for almost four decades. The series will aim for impact in content and production values.
- Birth of a Colony - This ninety-minute UNC-TV program highlights the beginnings of what is now the State of North Carolina, from the years before the Europeans came when thousands of Native-Americans prospered in towns and villages, through the first visitors and early settlers of the "Lost Colony," and then early colonial development and growth in the 17th and 18th centuries, followed by the horrors of warfare against the once-powerful Tuscarora. It is truly the story of North Carolina's beginnings.
- Biographical Conversations With...
- In this ongoing interview series, UNC-TV's Shannon Vickery provides one-on-one biographical conversations with the Tar Heel State's most influential and important figures.
- Black Issues Forum
- Originated in 1987 by Dr. Paul F. Vandergrift as a quarterly investigation into the needs, concerns and problems of the black community, today this weekly series continues to address the prevailing issues that shape, affect and define African Americans in North Carolina and beyond.
- Blueprint North Carolina
- As part of the larger Blueprint America project, UNC-TV and the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University team up to examine North Carolina’s infrastructure needs. This panel discussion, featuring state experts, defines North Carolina’s most pressing infrastructure needs and provides an overview of possible solutions.
- Business Ethics: Challenges for a Changing World - How do we cultivate and support companies that are ethically sound? UNC-TV's Shannon Vickery moderates expert panelists as they discuss this question and much more in this 2013 program.
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- A Capitol Fourth** - Each year, America's favorite Independence Day celebration features unrivaled performances from some of the country's best-known musical artists, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation, presented live from Washington, D.C.
- Carolina Ballet Series
- Carolina Ballet was launched in 1997 to serve North Carolina's ever-expanding Triangle community and beyond. UNC-TV presents many of this storied company's most beloved performances, including Swan Lake, Cinderella, and Peter and the Wolf.
- Carolina Brogue
- Rooted in twenty years of fieldwork, research and community relations, Carolina Brogue is a fascinating and candid portrait of contemporary life on the Carolina Coast--featuring one of the most unique dialects in the world.
- Carolina Business Review
- This weekly series features a panel discussion of the week's local business highlights, followed by special guests who share how their particular business relates to and reflects the current economic picture in North and South Carolina.
- Carolina Outdoor Journal
- UNC-TV's premier outdoor series travels the length of the state—from the rugged mountain terrain to the coastal Gulf Stream—to reel in the tastiest fish, track the best game and explore the state's vast natural beauty—all in picture-perfect high definition.
- Carolina Preserves
- UNC-TV's first original high-definition television production and the broadcast companion to the Carolina Preserves book and art exhibit, this stirring sampling honors the beauty and heritage of the state through the paintings of Greensboro, NC, artist William Mangum.
- Change Comes Knocking
- This award-winning documentary spotlights the tumultuous story of the North Carolina Fund (NCF)–a bi-racial anti-poverty organization that boldly confronted the explosive issues of race, class and politics during the turbulent 1960s.
- Chasing the Clouds
- This production combines vintage footage, rare recordings and never-before-seen photographs to document the origins of Winston-Salem, NC's Miller Municipal Airport, its 1940s status as one of the finest airports in the nation & its slide from prominence as larger forces shaped commercial aviation.
- Childe Hassam & the Isles of Shoals - Experience American impressionist Childe Hassam’s art, and gain a deeper appreciation of its significance, as we take an in-depth look at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s American Impressionist: Childe Hassam & the Isles of Shoals exhibition.
- The Civil War Experience*
- Surrounding the broadcast of Ken Burn's epic documentary, The Civil War, UNC-TV presents the ultimate interactive event and companion website sharing a local look at the war between the states.
- Coastwatch - UNC-TV has teamed with North Carolina Sea Grant, a federal/state partnership program that works on coastal and marine water issues arising within the state, to present the series Coastwatch on North Carolina Now.
- Collecting Carolina - Join Producer and Host Julia Carpenter, as she continues her quest across the state to discover our North Carolina rich history through collections of arts and crafts.
- Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore - This original UNC-TV production was produced in association with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The 30-minute documentary is based on the museum’s special exhibition, which runs through February 10, 2013.
- Coming Back With Wes Moore** - Former combat veteran Wes Moore explores the difficulty with the process of coming back from war.
- Coming Out ~ Coming In: Faith, Identity and Belonging
- This eye-opening, half-hour documentary presents personal stories from gay and lesbian Christians who live and worship in North Carolina.
- Conversation With Ken Burns: A North Carolina Now Special
- In this UNC-TV exclusive, the award-winning documentarian shares his thoughts about his epic series, THE WAR: A Ken Burns Film, including insights and understandings of the World War II experience and the most intimate human dimensions within it.
- Corapeake -
In this documentary, viewers receive a warm welcome to Corapeake through the reminiscences of its elders residents, showing that despite its modest periphery, there awaits a cheery welcome, home-cooked food and heart-warming stories in every visit to this tiny Carolina town.
- Craft In America** - Craft In America is a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft. Through their own words, craft artists reveal what makes their work – and the lives they lead – unique.
- Cruising Carolina
- Explore North Carolina's Inner Banks, including Edenton, Manteo, Hatteras, Hertford, Ocracoke, New Bern, Bath, Beaufort, Southport and Wilmington to pay homage to the region's people, history and towns, as well as the waters that nurture them.
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- David Holt's State of Music - David Holt examines modern masters of traditional music in the Southern mountains. For over three decades, David’s passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins.
- Displaced: Pillowtex and Beyond
- In response to huge layoffs by Kannapolis, NC-based Pillowtex, UNC-TV presents this timely panel discussion addressing the financial resources available to the region's unemployed, the next steps to finding new employment and the training opportunities available for alternative fields.
- The Donna Dewberry Show
- It’s a stroke of good luck for fans of One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry as Donna returns with a series full of her other favorite pastime—sewing! After revolutionizing the decorative painting world, Donna does it again with her new One Stitch Sewing techniques, teaching you how to sew, quilt & decorate with fabrics fast, easy & beautifully!
- Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina
- Through industry and often progressive leadership, North Carolina emerged as the leading New South state. Through interviews, dramatizations and narration, this documentary shows how Jewish North Carolinians helped fuel the state's dramatic growth and change.
- Downton Abbey** - Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, the Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.
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- EARTHCASTER - Discover the massive, natural, earthen sculptures of internationally known, Raleigh-based artist Thomas Sayre in this documentary.
- Education Leadership Summit
- Duke University’s historic Education Leadership Summit provided the unique opportunity to view the evolution of the U.S. Department of Education through the eyes its leaders – bringing together, for the first time, the current U.S. Secretary of Education with former U.S. Secretaries of Education to discuss issues in education policy.
- Whenever election day is near, UNC-TV is here to provide up-to-the-minute information about North Carolina politics and candidates with special UNC-TV public affairs programming, alongside national election specials, designed to educate, enrich and inform.
- El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III - UNC-TV presents a breathtaking original production that encompasses the first comprehensive exhibition of artworks that formed the foundation for the Spanish Golden Age.
- Environmental Heroes
- Environmental Heroes profiles three North Carolinians who have made extraordinary efforts to improve the environment. The stories show that, through support from family, friends and community, individuals can make a difference in shaping a better world.
- Exploring North Carolina
- Join host Tom Earnhardt for this weekly series highlighting the state’s diverse local landscapes & unique natural features—from the Black Mountains trails atop Mount Mitchell, and the gold and gemstone mines lining the piedmont to the endless fossil digs in the clay beds of the coast.
- Eyes on the Prize Oral History Project
- Surrounding the rebroadcast of the groundbreaking Civil Rights series Eyes on the Prize, UNC-TV presents the Eyes on the Prize Oral History Project, allowing North Carolina’s citizens to share & showcase oral histories capturing the local face of America’s Civil Rights movement.
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- Faces From the Flood
- Produced by award-winning filmmaker Donna Campbell and based on the eponymous book by Richard Moore and Jay Barnes, this compelling documentary delves into the local devastation triggered by Hurricane Floyd and offers inspiration from the stories of many of its heroes.
- Far Fetched & Dear Bought: Four Architects Who Changed North Carolina
- This insightful documentary takes a local look at the compelling legacies of four architects and how their work changed the state's architectural tradition, including Alexander Jackson Davis, Julian Abele, Richard Sharp Smith and George Matsumo.
- Finding Your Roots** - Presented and written by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., this series journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history.
- First Flight -
Marking the centennial of the world's first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, UNC-TV
presents a host of flight-themed programming, information and resources to celebrate this historical milestone.
- Fitness Files - This original UNC-TV web series is a guide to walking the path of wellness and fitness. Life is a journey, and the more fit and healthy we are the better we’re able to cope with the challenges along the way. Discover the tools, inspiration, and information to help stay the course. Join with us, and others on the path, as we navigate our way to a healthy lifestyle for all life’s adventures.
- Fit Together (Workshop Module)
- This video-based workshop integrates the National Kids Count Data, Piaget theories of child development, lesson & community action plans, and more, to fight childhood obesity.
- Flavor, NC
- Flavor, NC is a television series dedicated to preserving and celebrating North Carolina’s agricultural heritage, one dinner plate at a time.
- Focal Point
- From North Carolina's economy and environment, to health care and race relations, WRAL's Focal Point takes viewers inside the lives of the people most affected and tackles the tough questions with leaders and policymakers who have the power to effect change.
- Focus On...
- Produced several times each year to take an in-depth look at current affairs impacting the people of North Carolina, The Focus On... series is part of UNC-TV's ongoing commitment to providing timely coverage of public affairs issues affecting the state.
- Focus On Law and Order: Building Bridges, Mending Communities - Around the country, and here at home, trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve has been fractured. In recent high profile incidents—namely in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York City, McKinney, Houston, and even right here in Charlotte—police action against unarmed African-American citizens has led to questionable death, injury, or imprisonment, inciting public outcries about fairness, justice, racism, and violence. Both law enforcement and community residents say what is needed is an open, honest conversation where both sides feel heard and understood. UNC-TV presents this unprecedented dialogue that will feature a panel of leaders from area law enforcement and community representatives seeking to share experiences and information to increase understanding and build trust.
- Folkmoot is an old English word meaning "meeting of the people" and, in this festive documentary, UNC-TV and local filmmaker Paul Bonesteel introduce more than 350 folk musicians & dancers from around the world who flock to Western North Carolina for the colorful pageantry of the celebrated international folk festival of the same name.
- Hosted by Grammy Award-winning musician David Holt, this storied series introduces the many local people who strive to keep North Carolina's folk history alive, either with heritage handcrafting or continuing a vintage way of life.
- For Your Home -
Each week the dynamic mother/daughter teamof Vicki Payne & Sloan Payne-Rutter— the only one of its kind on television—brings viewers the latest trends, tips and products for improving your home, your garden and your way of life.
- The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life & Death of Robert E. Harrill - This enthralling documentary, by Wilmington filmmaker Rob Hill and narrated by Barry Corbin, explores the human story behind North Carolina's storied "Ft. Fisher Hermit" — from his tumultuous origins to his mysterious death.
- From Poverty to Power: The James B. Duke Story - From his humble beginnings on a central North Carolina farm, James Buchanan Duke grew into one of the wealthiest industrialists of the 20th century. This is his story.
- FRONTLINE** - This informational series explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times - from business and health to social issues, politics and war.
- Funeral Services for Governor Bob Scott
- UNC-TV remembers former North Carolina Governor Bob Scott with coverage of his funeral service located near his family farm in Alamance County. Former Governors join other guests to pay tribute from Hawfields Presbyterian Church in Mebane, North Carolina.
- FutureStates** - What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years? FUTURESTATES is a series of fictional mini-features exploring possible future scenarios through the lens of today's global realities. Immerse yourself in the visions of these independent prognosticators as they project a future of their own imagining.
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- Gear Up North Carolina
- As more than 13,000 middle and high school students across North Carolina prepare to "Gear Up" (G ain E arly A wareness and R eadiness for U ndergraduate P rograms) this documentary captures the thoughts of education policymakers, political leaders, and students contemplating their future in a rapidly-changing world.
- George Beverly Shea: The Wonder of it All
- Spotlighting the man considered to be "America’s most beloved gospel singer," this documentary mixes rare archival footage, contemporary performances, and personal interviews with Shea and others close to him, to share Shea's lengthy career and influence on the world of gospel music.
- Glass with Vicki Payne
- In this informative and entertaining how-to series, host Vicki Payne takes the mystery out of crafting beautiful objects from glass with step-by-step demonstrations of the many processes involved in glass work.
- Global Voices** - This series offers intimate and uncommon stories by and about everyday people. From North Korea to Israel, South Africa to the former Soviet Union, Global Voices offers rare insights and firsthand perspectives from the world and its people.
- Globe Watch
- UNC-TV travels abroad with a group of local educators to discover how this dynamic Asian nation has grown a model system for advancing its population's understanding of the global economy.
- Gold Fever and The Bechtler Mint - For many it is a surprising story: that North Carolina was the site of America’s first gold rush, and that a German immigrant living in the small mountain town of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County created a successful private mint that produced the first $1 gold coin in American history. This documentary explores the story of North Carolina’s gold rush and tells how one talented, determined man filled a need and transformed an entire region by changing the economy, and instilling a pride that is still evident to this day.
- Good Food, Good Moves: Growing Healthy Children in North Carolina
- Award-winning documentarian Donna Campbell surveys North Carolina's childhood obesity issues, spotlights state programs and initiatives that are successfully fighting this problem and shares tips that parents & childcare providers can use to help keep our children healthy.
- Good Ol' Girls
- This stage musical presented by UNC-TV and based on novels and stories by Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, is full of toe-tapping music from songwriters Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman. First adapted for the stage by Paul Ferguson in 1999, the show has been produced throughout the southeast to rave reviews.
- Great Performances** - This program brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
- Great Scenic Railway Journeys
- Produced by Emmy Award-winner Robert C. Van Camp and hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, the Great Scenic Railway Journeys series profiles some of the world's most historic and scenic tourist railways.
- Grove Arcade
- Celebrating the reopening of this local landmark, UNC-TV explores the history of one of the country's first indoor public markets that became the center of commercial and civic life in Asheville, NC and continues to bring sustainable economic development and social vitality to this mountain community.
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- Hard Rain: A Look at the Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd
- Through archival footage and interviews, this moving documentary not only tells the story of victims affected by the devastation of Hurricane Floyd, but also uncovers the intense impact of their loss, painting a portrait of the frustration and anguish faced from attempts to request compensation for lost homes and belongings.
- Harvest of Dignity - HARVEST OF DIGNITY is a documentary that explores farmworker living conditions in several eastern counties (Greene, Pitt, Lenoir and Northampton) as well as the mountain region on North Carolina.
- Veteran WRAL News anchor Charlie Gaddy revisits this infamous hurricane with those who survived the storm and those who keep a watchful eye on the skies even today.
- Health Care Reform: North Carolina's Watch on Washington -
Debates over changing the nation's health care system are breaking out at public forums across the country. UNC-TV takes your questions and concerns about the health care overhaul during this live call-in.
- UNC-TV takes the lead to improve the health of North Carolinians through this ongoing initiative providing a host of health-related programming, local outreach and online resources.
- Hickory Choral Society
- In this annual event, UNC-TV presents the Hickory Choral Society's highly-anticipated performances of such enduring holiday hosannas as O Come all Ye Faithful, Do You Hear What I Hear, and Silent Night—that traditionally usher in the holiday season for western North Carolina.
- High Five: Achieving the Dream
- This original special profiles this pioneering professional learning community initiative and examines how the Triangle High Five Regional Partnership works to improve public education in Triangle area schools.
- Higher Ground
- Three years after the devastation of Hurricane Floyd, award-winning filmmaker Donna Campbell returns to North Carolina's flood zones to provide an update on how the storm's victims are dealing with life in the new century.
- High Point University Presents - High Point University president Nido Qubein interviews the world's most influential people. These interviews are taped live on the campus of HPU as part of the university's Cultural Enrichment Series.
- History Detectives** - America's top gumshoes are on the case to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.
- Holiday Sounds From Appalachian -
In this seasonal concert special, experience festive fun with a variety of holiday hits from Appalachian State University’s own Hayes School of Music.
- Human Spark
- In conjunction with PBS's The Human Spark project, UNC-TV produces a series of original productions, in association with the The North Carolina Museum of Natural, exploring the nature of human uniqueness from a Tar Heel perspective.
- Hurricane Survival for North Carolina Residents*
- For citizens of North Carolina, a potentially-devastating hurricane is merely a season away. In preparation of these dramatic weather events, UNC-TV provides special hurricane-related programming, statistics, resources and children's guides designed to educate, enrich and inform.
- Hugh Morton Memorial Service
- UNC-TV celebrates the life and times of tireless conservationist and public servant, award-winning photojournalist, and North Carolina native, Hugh Morton.
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- Immigration: Recasting the Debate
- Part of Wake Forest University's Voices of Our Time series, learn about the latest trends impacting immigration both locally and nationally as a panel of expert discuss the wide array of issues regarding immigration reform.
- In the Midst of a Movement -
This series weaves together the first-hand reflections of journalists who covered the civil rights movement and who risked their lives to report to the rest of the nation about the unfair practice of segregation and the violent methods by which those practices were being enforced.
- Independent Lens** - Each week this series introduces a new documentary film from among the best independent filmmakers working today.
- In Performance at The White House** - This program was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation's most famous home. Since 1978, the program has embraced virtually every genre of American performance art.
- Inside Nature's Giants** - A team of experts dissect the largest animals on the planet to uncover their evolutionary secrets.
- In The Garden With Bryce Lane
- This weekly horticulture series hosted by Bryce Lane is also a televised one-hour credit course from North Carolina State University that introduces the basics of home landscaping.
- I. Q.: Science, Nature, Technology and the World Around Us
- This informative science series travels from the North Carolina coast to the Great Smoky Mountains to explore the many environmental issues that shape the way North Carolinians live.
- It's a Big Big World (Workshop Module)
- This video-based module provides parents, educators and childcare professionals with effective tools and strategies from the It's A Big Big World children's series.
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- Jim Goodmon: Ethics in Business
- In honor of former North Carolina governor Luther H. Hodges, this annual forum provides an opportunity for Research Triangle Park, NC, business leaders to meet annually for the discussion and promotion of ethics in all occupations.
- Joy of the Season: The North Carolina Master Chorale
- The North Carolina Master Chorale, directed by highly sought-after conductor Alfred E. Sturgis, leads these homegrown voices accompanied by the North Carolina Symphony in this magnificent seasonal special.
- Juan Enriquez: As the Future Catches You
- One of the world's leading authorities on the economic & political impacts of life sciences, Juan Enriquez shares his knowledge in this series based on his global bestseller, As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth.
- Judicial Forums
- As the election season heats up, UNC-TV steps up to provide the unique opportunity to query candidates in both the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice and NC Court of Appeals judicial races.
- Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs** - Julia Child visits sixteen nationally acclaimed master chefs in their own kitchens. Each chef demonstrates distinct techniques, regional recipes, and culinary tips which guide home cooks through their favorite recipes.
- Jumping the Sun: Creating Competitive Advantage in an Increasingly Flat World
- To address what American business & higher education must do to remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing global marketplace, UNC-TV presents this Wake Forest University-hosted panel discussion moderated by Charlie Rose and featuring top global business executives.
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- Kid Concoctions
- Drawing from their award-winning and best-selling series of wacky craft books for kids, creative couple John and Danita Thomas show how to duplicate expensive toy store concoctions (such as slimy clingers, foam paint, fake spills) with common household items.
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- Lap Quilting With Georgia Bonesteel
- Fold your fabrics and pack your patterns as quilter extraordinaire Georgia Bonesteel shares the latest innovations in the age-old art of quiltmaking throughout this long-running how-to series.
- The Last One
- In this Emmy award-winning documentary, take one last ride with Popcorn Sutton in his prized Model A as the infamous moonshiner motors deep into Appalachia to run one last batch of traditional bootleg whiskey.
- Laugh At Us: The Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troupe for the Exceptionally Talented
- Don't miss this inspiring close up of the exceptional actors of the Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troup and the visionary director who changed the expectations and lives of families and audiences in a four-city area around Rock Hill, South Carolina.
- Learning From India
- In this North Carolina Now special, UNC-TV’ shares the Indian practices & policies our state can implement to stay ahead of the curve.
- Learning with the World
- Visit classrooms across the state to see how students are learning about global languages - also called "critical languages" - Chinese, Japanese, Russian & Arabic - & these languages and cultures.
- Legislative Week in Review
(A North Carolina Now production) - This UNC-TV public affairs series provides comprehensive coverage of the most important issues before the North Carolina's State House and Senate as Kelly McCullen goes inside legislative committee rooms and into General Assembly hallways to get the latest information on matters that matter to you.
- Let's Go Shopping With Read-a-roo!
- UNC-TV’s beloved Just For Kids icon Read-a-roo is now the star of her very own DVD: Let’s Go Shopping With Read-a-roo! The half-hour kids how-to features Read-a-roo and pal Miss Joy on a shopping excursion for healthy, tasty treats! They meet new friends, sample yummy snacks, and learn about tasty vegetables and fruits available – many grown right here in North Carolina!
- Liquid Assets in North Carolina
- A panel of statewide officials continues the hometown discussion with a look at how our state's water infrastructure stacks up against the rest of the country, what citizens need to know to stay safe and what disaster recovery plans are in effect.
- Lumina: Remembering the Light -
This UNC-TV production spotlights the Carolina coastal site’s glory days when the pavillion, resting on a narrow barrier island outside Wilmington, packed in tourists from all over the U.S.
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- Makers: Women Who Make America** - This landmark digital and broadcast initiative from AOL and PBS showcases compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow.
- Making Connections With Dr. David Jones
- In this UNC-TV production, Dr. David Jones, director of the North Carolina Zoological Park takes viewers on an unprecedented ecological tour of North Carolina and spotlighting the high stakes at risk if we fail to protect the environment as part of the state's economic development.
- Making Connections: Piece by Piece
- As a companion to Making Connections With Dr. David Jones, this UNC-TV panel discussion explores both sides of the eco-issue addressed in the documentary, allowing viewers like you to make your own connections between local environmental quality and your life.
- The Marines of Montford Point
- From 1942 until 1949, African-American Marines trained at the segregated Montford Point Camp (now part of Camp Lejeune). Their wartime accomplishments, courage and patriotism, making them unsung members of the “Greatest Generation,” are captured in this acclaimed documentary.
- Market Warriors**- This program follows four pickers (antiques professionals) as they go cross-country to buy at flea markets and antiques shows, and then sell at auction. The pickers are pitted against the clock, a budget, and each other. Fred Willard is the off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout.
- Masterpiece** - As the longest-running primetime drama on American television, MASTERPIECE celebrated its 40th-anniversary season in 2011, bringing viewers the best in literature-based drama, mysteries, and groundbreaking contemporary works.
- Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris
- The recipient of a 2006 regional Emmy Award, this UNC-TV production takes a local look at the travelling exhibit of the same name, featuring the masterpieces of such influential French artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and more.
- May at Grandfather Mountain
- Take a “peak” at what is just around the corner after winter, with spectacular scenes capturing spring’s arrival on Grandfather Mountains’s peaks in this breath-taking his film by Jim Morton.
- Medal Quest** - Competing in sports as different as wheelchair basketball, archery, judo, cycing, and more, these American athletes personify the grit, the strategy, and the skill it takes to go for the gold.
- MediaShift** - 5 people. 1 big topic. Face to face. MediaShift brings you 5Across: a monthly video discussion looking at hot-button topics in new media, such as the future of newspaper journalism, Twitter and free speech in Iran.
- MerleFest Moments
- In 2007, MerleFest marked its 20th anniversary with another all-star lineup of musical artists--and UNC-TV returned to capture much of the spirit and musical performances during this special.
- Michael Wood's Story of England - In this groundbreaking series, Michael Wood tells the story of one place – the village of Kibworth, Leicestershire – throughout the whole of English history. Located in the very heart of England, Kibworth has lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War II.
- Mike Easley: The Next Term
- See the fascinating story of this North Carolina governor, from his modest beginnings on a farm in Nash County farm to his move into the Governor’s office for the first time in 2000.
- Millennium Seminar - By providing opportunities to interact with world leaders from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, the North Carolina State University Millennium Seminar Series presentations are designed to engage, encourage and inspire NC State students.
- Miró: The Experience of Seeing - Produced by UNC-TV in partnership with the Nasher Museum, Miró: The Experience of Seeing offers a rare glimpse into the later works of Spanish-born artist Joan Miro (1893-1983) through 51 drawings, paintings and sculptures drawn from the final 20 years of Miró’s career.
- Monet in Normandy
- From the sublime isolation of the great chalk limestone cliffs at Etretat to the picturesque and romantic beaches of Trouville, take a local look at the colorful French seascapes of Impressionist painter Claude Monet with UNC-TV’s unprecedented coverage of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s special exhibition.
- Money, Ethics & Politics in North Carolina
- Host Eszter Vajda and an expert panel explore the issues of mixing money and politics and the ethical implications on North Carolina's legislative process.
- MotorWeek** - PBS' award-winning weekly automotive magazine provides unbiased, consumer-oriented car news with feature stories on related topics.
- Mountain Heritage Day
- A combination of old-time mountain fair, traditional Appalachian folk art showcase and family reunion for the masses, UNC-TV captures Mountain Heritage Day—Western Carolina University's annual celebration of mountain culture campus from Cullowhee, NC.
- My Journey Home*
- What is home? See the winners of UNC-TV and Carolina Central Community College's video essay contest and what "home" means to them.
- My Heart Will Always Be in Carolina
- Discover the fascinating people, places and things found along eastern North Carolina’s interesting outposts and inlets in this ongoing series from Ken Mann's Coastal Production Company.
- My Home, NC - Host Heather Burgiss searches out unique and important voices in hometowns across North Carolina. Each episode gives a deeper glimpse and connection into the cultural fabric of communities through interesting people, food, music and places that make you want to sit a spell, grab a bite, tap your toe and reflect on all that’s special in the Land of the Long Leaf Pine.
- The Mystery of George Masa
- This documentary reveals the intriguing story of a nearly forgotten Japanese immigrant, who, in the early 1900s, came to North Carolina and, through his photography, championed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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- Nature** - For more than a quarter-century, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on television.
- Need To Know** - PBS's new TV and web newsmagazine gives you what you need to know -- along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times.
- Nightly Business Report (NBR)** - NBR is an award-winning and highly-respected nightly business news program produced by CNBC that airs on public television. Television’s longest-running evening business news broadcast, NBR features in-depth coverage and analysis of the biggest financial news stories and access to some of the world’s top business leaders and policy makers.
- No Greater Calling
- From UNC-TV's education series Models of Teaching, this lauded national program profiles six outstanding teachers and the methods and principles that have earned them recognition for best practice in the teaching profession.
- North Carolina 20/20
- This North Carolina Now special report examines the North Carolina Progress Board's report North Carolina 20/20, a forward-thinking document, which provides recommendations as to how the State can work towards helping its citizens enjoy a high quality of life by the year 2020.
- North Carolina Bookwatch
- As the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.
- North Carolina Economic Development Summit
(2009) - Hosted by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R–NC) and Erskine Bowles, President of the University of North Carolina system, this event provides a better understanding of the tools and resources our state’s public and private colleges and universities offer local businesses and industry.
- North Carolina Farm Fresh -
UNC-TV highlights the state’s prolific direct-to-consumer farmmarketing— including the role of farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture and agri-tourism in determining where goodness truly grows in North Carolina this season.
- North Carolina Giving
- This documentary, with an introduction from William C. Friday and narrated by Ambassador James A. Joseph, travels across North Carolina uncovering stories of ordinary people changing lives in extraordinary ways.
- North Carolina Museum of Art Documentary Specials - UNC-TV partners with the North Carolina Museum of Art to bring viewers information about the state’s art collection and the many specially curated exhibitions the NCMA brings to the citizens of North Carolina. In addition to several features broadcast on North Carolina Now and North Carolina Weekend, UNC-TV has produced several award-winning documentaries in partnership with the NCMA. These documentaries include: Rodin: A Man of Passion, Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Color, Myth & Music, Defying Gravity: A Tribute to Flight, Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris, Monet in Normandy and Rembrandt in America.
- North Carolina NOW
- Every weeknight North Carolina Now examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our state's artistic and cultural diversity.
- North Carolina Now and Then - Celebrating 20 years of North Carolina Now, UNC-TV's flagship program, this weekly series mines the North Carolina Now archives to highlight the reports and interviews that reveal the history of the past two decades as it unfolded year by year. While the on-screen graphics and hairstyles may have changed over the past 20 years, North Carolina Now’s determination to cover the state from the mountains to the coast and bring its most important stories home to you is as fresh and timely as it was from the day it went on the air.
- North Carolina Now: Legislative Week in Review
- This UNC-TV public affairs series provides comprehensive coverage of the most important issues before the North Carolina's State House and Senate as Kelly McCullen goes inside legislative committee rooms and into General Assembly hallways to get the latest information on matters that matter to you.
- North Carolina Nurses: A Century of Caring
- This documentary explores the vital roles of the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) and the North Carolina Board of Nursing in standardizing nursing education, expanding nursing practice, and dealing with critical nursing shortages like those facing the state and nation today.
- North Carolina People
- As the affable host of UNC-TV’s longest-running program, William Friday continues to welcome the state's most interesting and entertaining North Carolinians during every episode of this weekly interview program.
- North Carolina Public Schools and You: What Changes in Our Schools Mean for Parents and Students: This hour-long show in a "town hall meeting" format, taped with a live studio audience in Fall 2013, offers information and discussions around recent important changes in public schools and how parents can be more productively engaged in their children’s success and was produced in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
- North Carolina Rising
- This compilation of highlights from the 12-part North Carolina Now series spotlights success stories of jobs and stability throughout rural North Carolina.
- North Carolina Scientists Explore the Human Spark
- Host Deborah Holt Noel joins Alan Alda and a wide variety of North Carolina experts in an eye-opening panel discussion about our most human characteristics. Along the way, viewers like you can form your own own intriguing personal view of what our Spark is and where it lies.
- North Carolina's Local Catch - Seafood lovers, locavores and those interested in economic development will all find something of interest in UNC-TV's original production North Carolina's Local Catch. For more than 400 years, commercial anglers have buoyed our coastal heritage and economy, supplying quality seafood locally and around the world. They still bring quality and value to the table, but face new challenges in today's global environment. Producer Rick Sullivan searches for seafood caught in our state's beautiful coastal waters and delivered to local restaurants and fish houses daily. He highlights consumers' seafood options and encourages you to ask where your seafood is from, even at the coast.
- North Carolina Treasures
- From glassblowing and metalwork in the mountains and Seagrove pottery in the Piedmont to netmaking and basketweaving at the coast, UNC-TV's Maria Lundberg spotlights the Tar Heel State's variety of handcrafted talent.
- North Carolina Weekend
- Join host Deborah Holt as she shares the best things to "see and do" across the state each weekend as this exciting series takes viewers on a journey beyond black & white pictures and boring text descriptions & into latest colorful sites and sounds from the Old North State.
- North Carolina's Dependence on Tobacco
- Tobacco has a long and evolving legacy in North Carolina. This documentary traces tobacco's local history from its colonial roots to its blossoming as a controversial economic engine for the state’s growth.
- North Carolina's Mountain Treasures -
Come away with UNC-TV on a travel adventure through the spectacular North Carolina Mountains. Hosted by beloved musician and storyteller, David Holt, North Carolina's Mountain Treasures is an hour packed with a visit to some of our state’s most beautiful and magical destinations.
- North Carolina's WWII Experience
- UNC-TV commemorates this pivotal time of our state’s history with this special documentary capturing the experiences of "The Greatest Generation" of North Carolinians—from the frontlines to the homefront.
- NOVA** - As entertaining as it is informative, NOVA explores innovations and discoveries from the world of science and technology while highlighting the human side of science.
- NOVA ScienceNOW** - From the award-winning producers of NOVA, NOVA scienceNOW is a fast-paced and provocative science magazine show that highlights four timely science and technology stories per episode.
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- Off Book** - Experience this web-original series from PBS Arts that explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Episodes range from video games to typography, internet memes to steampunk culture.
- O. Max Gardner Awards
- UNC-TV captures the annual ceremony for this local award, established by the will of N.C. Gov. Oliver Max Gardner and given since 1949, to recognize the University of North Carolina System faculty who have "made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race."
- On the Tracks of Progress
- Award-winning interviewer and Henderson, NC, native, Charlie Rose narrates this nostalgic look at the history of North Carolina's storied railway system.
- Our State
- Inspired by the pages of Our State magazine, this UNC-TV’s series takes viewers across North Carolina for an in-depth look at the people and places that make our state great.
- The Outlaw Lewis Redmond
- This documentary, produced and director by local filmmaker Neal Hutcheson, provides an unforgettable account of this 'American Robin Hood's' life and times and grants a privileged view into a turbulent, formative era of American history.
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- Paideia: Making the Grade
- UNC-TV's documentary exploring the Paideia teaching method also delves into many of the issues facing North Carolina schools as a whole—including achievement gaps and recruitment & retention of quality teachers.
- Paint, Paper and Crafts
- Get ready to get busy, as host Sloan Payne-Rutter focuses on the widespread phenomenon of paper crafting and scrapbooking in this popular how-to series.
- Passion for Place: North Carolina Architecture
- Turn your eye to the refreshing design and architecture that shapes our state as this documentary, shot on location all across the Tar Heel State, explores the lofty legacy of North Carolina’s 200-year architectural heritage inside log cabins, county courthouses, small town churches and skyscrapers.
- Patchwork North Carolina
- This North Carolina Now series is part of the Patchwork Nation, a reporting project that aims to explore what is happening in the United States by examining different kinds of communities over time. UNC-TV is a partner in the project, spotlighting the community of Edgecombe County, NC.
- PBS Arts** - Discover this online portal that delivers a wide range of content relating to all areas of the arts, from contemporary to classic.
- PBS KIDS Previews** - This program offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and outreach programs with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child's total well-being.
- PBS NewsHour** - Millions of Americans turn to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions for the solid, reliable reporting that has made PBS NewsHour one of the most trusted news programs in television.
- PBS Online Film Festival** - Join us for the first-ever PBS Online Film Festival! Over five weeks we’ll showcase 20 short films, demonstrating the best of public media. From fact to fiction, these films offer surprising stories only PBS can tell.
- PBS Presents** - View the very best collection of Public Television specials on a broad range of topics, from the new documentary about the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to musical performances, biographies and more.
- PBS Specials** - Tune-in to your local PBS station for an amazing line-up of special programs. Watch these online previews and get a taste of what's scheduled.
- Piedmont Blues
- Don't miss this fresh perspective on how Piedmont Blues became one of the most popular musical styles in the Southeast, as this documenary delves into the origins of the musical style that swept up and down the East Coast of the United States with its roots in Durham, NC.
- POV** - POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 275 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS audiences across the country.
- Prince of Dark Corners
- Milton Higgins delivers a tour de force portraying outlaw Lewis Redmond in folklorist Gary Carden’s masterwork of Appalachian identity.
- Principal Story -
This North Carolina Now series highlights the exemplary leadership of three North Carolina school principals. These distinguished school leaders have shown great strengths as the instructional leaders of their schools.
- Project UNITE: Connecting North Carolina and Uganda
- Hosted by UNC-TV's own Mitchell Lewis, the special reveals a glimpse of a exciting trip taken by four North Carolina teachers as part of Project UNITE—one of the North Carolina Zoo's outreach projects in Africa.
- Pursuing Victory With Honor
- In association with the thought-provoking seminar of the same name, this sports-oriented special presents open discussions with a spectrum of well-known sports administrators, coaches, journalists and athletes focusing on sportsmanship, ethics and character building in sports.
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- Queen & Country** - Join veteran newsman Sir Trevor McDonald as he looks at the traditions and institutions surrounding the monarchy, from Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace through the queen’s royal visits … to some of the greatest historic royal palaces.
- The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition and Back Porch Music
- This toe-tapping documentary listens in on the Folk's "first family" at their Appalachian home. Singing from their own back porch in western North Carolina, the Queens embody an impressive aural tradition that finds its ancestors in England, Scotland and Ireland and its descendents in gospel, bluegrass and country music.
- QUEST -
UNC-TV's most ambitious local offering ever, QUEST utilizes all of our public media platforms, educational resources and extraordinary partnerships to explore the state of science. QUEST includes television coverage, radio collaborations, an interactive website and unique educational resources.
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- The Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi
- Everyone’s favorite hometown handbell musicians perform selections from The Nutcracker and other holiday favorites as Silent Night, Blue Christmas and Sleigh Ride from Raleigh, NC ’s storied Meymandi Concert Hall.
- The Raleigh Ringers in Concert
- Taken from several of their 2001 concerts at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, this famed community handbell choir returns with a broader repertoire, from the classical overture from The Nutcracker and the majestic Stars and Stripes Forever to the ageless rock tunes Sweet Home Alabama and Hotel California.
- Reel South - The Carolinas’ two statewide public television networks, UNC-TV and SCETV, have partnered with the Southern Documentary Fund to create an exciting new showcase for independently produced documentary films about the American South.
- Join the award-winning filmmaking team of Blake & Emily Scott as they bring to you the magnificent wildlife that encompasses five beautiful National Wildlife Refuges in eastern North Carolina, including the sights and sounds that make Mattamuskeet an icon in the animal kingdom.
- Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly** - This acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
- Remaking American Medicine: The North Carolina Connection*
- To parallel the profiles in the national series, Remaking American Medicine, UNC-TV launched a statewide search for those individuals making a difference in North Carolina's healthcare.
- Rembrandt in America - Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn has been called one of the greatest painters of all time. This UNC-TV original production, Rembrandt in America, weaves together a biographical and historical detective story that seeks to determine what is and what is not an authentic Rembrandt painting.
: A Man of Passion - With works from museums and private collections in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, this colorful documentary captures North Carolina Museum of Art's Festival Rodin special collection—the largest exhibition of Rodin's works ever assembled in the Southeast.
- Ruth and Billy Graham: What Grace Provides
- This award-winning documentary tells the intimate tale of the marriage of the most powerful evangelist of the century—a unique love story, wrought with frequent heartwrenching partings & a fierce determination to stay together and do a job each felt called to do.
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- Science Bytes** - Science Bytes is a series of short videos, based on recently published studies from the Public Library of Science (PLoS), which highlight discoveries that are shaping our future.
- Search for Princess Charlotte -
D.G. Martin, host of North Carolina Bookwatch, travels to Germany to unravel the mystery of Princess Charlotte, namesake of North Carolina's largest city.
- Secret Life of Scientists** - Scientists are just like everyone else -they've got secrets. So who knows what happens when the lab coats come off? Actually, we do. And now you can too. In this series of short, web-exclusive videos, you'll meet intriguing scientists and engineers, and learn about their surprising lives outside the proverbial lab.
- Secrets of the Dead** - Part detective story, part true-life drama, this series explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events.
- Senator No: Jesse Helms
- This documentary from filmmaker John Wilson explores the man dubbed America’s most controversial politician by The Almanac of American Politics - from his Baptist roots in the Jim Crow South to his political baptism in North Carolina’s racially-charged 1950 U.S. Senate race and beyond.
- Sesame Street Classic** - Since 1969, children and adults alike have flocked to the place where multiethnic, multigenerational, and even multispecies residents coexist in harmony. The people on this very special street learn life's lessons together, provide viewers with strong role models, and teach children that everyone brings a special ability to the community. Here, children learn to use their imaginations, build social skills, and respect people's differences.
- Simple Living With Wanda Urbanska
- Join Wanda, Frank, Henry and the whole Simple Living gang as they teach you how to simplify your life through their experiences with the “slow life” of Mount Airy, NC, and beyond!
- Sing Behind the Plow: John C. Campbell Folk School
- This sweeping profile provides a captivating look at the charismatic couple that imported the Danish concept of folkehojskole (folk school), teaching traditional crafts, music and dance, to the North Carolina mountains in the 1900s.
- Something in Common
- This UNC-TV documentary offers a candid portrait of nine North Carolina public schools, providing historical perspectives, personal stories the steps each is taking to deal with issues of diversity & the many ways in which North Carolina has become more representative of the world at large.
- Song of the Mountains
- Enjoy the best in live, roots-based music from the heart of the region where it all began in this award-winning weekly public television series presented by UNC-TV.
- Sound Tracks** - Immerse yourself in a show that takes you on a musical adventure where you explore the U.S. and the world through music.
- Southern Roots, Global Vision -
UNC-TV partners with the Levine Museum of the New South to present a roundtable discussion with a panel of Charlotte's preeminent business leaders on the region's future in the global economy. The program is hosted by Emmy Award-winning television personality Charlie Rose.
- Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Color, Myth and Music -
Examine the life and work of American painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright, a pioneer of artistic modernism, by exploring The North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition, "Color, Myth, and Music: Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Synchromism"—the first full showcase of the artist's work, with 63 paintings and drawings spanning a period of more than 60 years.
- State of Change
- "The new economy"—it’s a term we’ve often heard. But what does it really mean? UNC-TV attempts to answer that question by looking at where North Carolina’s economy has been and where it may be headed.
- Symposium on Global Warming
- What is the greenhouse effect, and is it all bad? What is the evidence for warming, and are humans responsible? Find out the answers to these questions and more as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts a panel discussion on the topic of "Climate Change in North Carolina."
- Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity and the Innovation Process
- UNC-TV presents the UNC Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity and the Innovation Process— a timely gathering of First Lady Mary Easley, Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat, and more, to discuss how technological advances, creativity and innovation foster social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth.
- Symposium: The Past, Present and Future of College Athletics
- UNC-TV captures Elon University's symposium on college athletics, where leading members of the college athletics community, including NCAA President Myles Brand, discuss the major issues facing college sports programs.
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- Taking Initiative: A Look Inside Guilford County Schools
- This informative special highlights some of Guilford County’s educational reform efforts—including school choice, teacher incentives & ways educators help students find safe, nurturing schools.
- The Tar Heel Traveler: North Carolina Museum of Art
- Celebrate the North Carolina Museum of Art and its new 127,000 square-foot expansion when award-winning broadcast journalist Scott Mason, of WRAL TV in Raleigh, showcases the new structure and its amazing art collection on The Tar Heel Traveler.
- Tavis Smiley** - Experience a unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers. Tavis Smiley was recently named to TIME‘s list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”
- The Teachings of Jon
- The Teachings of Jon is an insightful, soul-touching and funny documentary about local filmmaker Jennifer Owensby's brother Jon, a 40-year old man, severely and profoundly affected by Down Syndrome.
- Terry Sanford and the New South
- From award-winning filmmaker Thomas Lennon, examine how this former North Carolina goveror and U.S. Senator pushed his vision for the New South, winning major new programs in education and economic investment and influencing progressive southern politics that helped set the political stage for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
- Terry Sanford: Life & Legacy
- This hour-long homage to this storied native son, reveals the former FBI agent, WWII veteran, State Senator, Governor and Senator, who epitomized the word statesman. UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery speaks with six North Carolinians who knew and worked with this prolific politican and educator.
- Thank You, Eddie Hart
- Don't miss this viewer favorite about a Dutch family and their promise kept to a fallen Tar Heel soldier following World War II.
- The Green Millennium With Charlie Rose -
Join the award-winning interviewer and native son Charlie Rose for this fascinating panel discussion from the NCSU campus on the present and future of green architecture.
- The New Age of HIV/AIDS
- Corresponding with the national special The New Age of HIV/AIDS, UNC-TV provides detailed information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including testimonials on living with AIDS, AIDS research and treatment, and educational resources on this important topic.
- The New Generation of One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry -
Donna Dewberry, the creator of the phenomenal One Stroke Painting technique, again revolutionizes the world of decorative painting with an exciting new technique that is easier to learn, uses different types of paint & brushes, and offers a completely new & different look.
- The Parent Show** - This original web series explores hot parenting topics and shares simple tips to make parenting easier. The Parent Show features wise and wacky interviews with experts and others including chefs, puppeteers, PBS personalities and even a rock star!
- Thomas W. Lambeth Lecture -
The Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lectureship in Public Policy was endowed in 2006 to bring to campus distinguished speakers who are practitioners and/or scholars of public policy, particularly whose work touches on the fields of education, ethics, democratic institutions, and civic engagement.
- This Old House** - As TV's original home-improvement show, follow one whole-house renovation over several episodes.
- To The Contrary** - This series continues as an essential, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. The program covers news and offers a platform to views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television.
- Tobacco Money Feeds My Family
- Shot over a period of five years, in this documentary, filmmakers revisit the tobacco country of their youth and find three diverse farm families who—despite facing a rapidly changing industry, deep cuts in government quotas, the swaying of popular opinion, and the realities of global economy—struggle to maintain their lifes’ work.
- Triad CEO Summit
- Take an inside look at central North Carolina’s economic outlook during the annual Triad CEO Forum as North Carolina’s own broadcasting legend Lee Kinard moderates this insider’s view of the state of business in the Tar Heel State.
- Triangle CEO Summit
- To celebrate its 15th anniversary, business series Carolina Business Review presents this Triangle busisness forum featuring regional business leaders discussing topics ranging from politics and education to technology and innovation.
- Troubled Waters: The Illusion of Abundance -
In its fifth public television documentary, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington explores the ramifications of our state's current water crisisr. Narrated by UNC-W Chancellor Emeritus, James R. Leutze, this documentary raises awareness about the many ways we are over tapping our fresh water resources.
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- University Awards
- Since 1980, the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors presents its highest honor, the University Award. UNC-TV features highlights of this annual award ceremony and the outstanding contributions individual winners make to higher education.
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- Voices of Freedom*
- During studies of the American Revolution, states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Maryland are mentioned again and again. So what about North Carolina? This site shares not only the ways North Carolina contributed to the American Revolution, but also how the state made her own strides towards independence.
- Voices of North Carolina -
From the Outer Banks to the Smoky Mountains, North Carolinians are unique, as are the languages they speak. This documentary, narrated by UNC-TV's Bill Friday, examines the state's diverse dialects & reveals how communities across the state are preserving their heritage through language.
- Voices of Our Time - From the campus of Wake Forest University, UNC-TV presents Voices of our Time. Produced in partnership with Wake Forest University, this speaker series features some of the worlds leading thinkers from the worlds of education, public policy, business, literature, religion and politics. Some of the broadcast programs include presentations by political analyst David Gergen, journalist Bob Scheiffer, former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, journalists Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff and Dr. Richard Kadison, MD of Harvard University Health Services.
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- War Bonds
- Experience this multi-media living history cabaret interspersed with personal letters from the frontlines of World War II and headline news of the period, providing a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside down.
- Washington Week** - Educate yourself in world news as a group of journalists participate in roundtable discussion of major news events. Washington Week is the longest-running primetime news & public affairs program on television.
- War Zone
- This sweeping documentary provides detailed accounts of German U-boat attacks off the North Carolina coast during WWII, including merchant ships that were destroyed, individual U-boats that fired their deadly torpedoes, and the U-boat commanders that accepted their mission to sink ships.
- Water Quality*
- This UNC-TV eco-resource provides in-depth information about North Carolina's coastal, wetlands, and freshwater ecosystems as well as specifics about the benefits of watersheds and related programming meant to educate, enrich and inform.
- Women, War and Peace** - This bold five-part PBS television series challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties.
- The Woodwright's Shop
- When it comes to carving your niche in the new millennium, come to the man who knows what it takes to survive! This storied UNC-TV series starring Roy Underhill celebrates nearly 30 years of teaching traditional woodworking skills to millions of national public television viewers.
- Workers 50+: The Road Ahead
- Explore the local outlook for workers age 50-plus as AARP North Carolina Associate State Director for Communications Bob Garner moderates a discussion featuring Victor Marshall, director of the UNC Institute on Aging & Mary Cichocki, of AARP North Carolina’s Workers 50+ Speaker’s Bureau.
- WRAL's Parade of Sail
- UNC-TV brings you a prime perch to spy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as it's happening, when at least 14 tall ships enter Beaufort Inlet during coverage of the recent WRAL Parade of Sail.
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