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Thursday nights at 8:00 P.M., only on UNC-TV

Inspired by the pages of Our State magazine, UNC-TV’s half-hour monthly series, Our State, takes you down-home in North Carolina for an in-depth look at the people and places that make our state great! Compelling stories, stunning high-definition videography, and thoughtful narration take you beneath the surface, providing answers to the hows and whys of all things Our State.

Watch the latest new episode, Poems for Everyone/Hart Square, online now.

Coming up on Our State:

9/18 - Our State will not air on this date due to special programming. Be sure to tune in for The Roosevelts: An Intimate History instead!

9/25 - Charlie Poole/Bamboo Country/Vanishing Links
Travel back to the early 1900s to meet Charlie Poole, a linthead from Eden, and hear his revolutionary approach to banjo. Visit the Haiku Bamboo Nursery, and learn more about this beautiful and often misunderstood plant. Discover writer Katey Schultz's passion for North Carolina's hidden footbridges, as she leads a roundabout tour through the North Carolina mountains.

10/2 - Mule Rider/To the Lighthouse
Join adventurer Bernie Harberts on a journey by mule cart, sharing his personal philosophies as he turns heads and visits old friends in Eastern North Carolina. After years of effort, work to restore the Bodie Island lighthouse has concluded, and visitors will once again be able to access this important landmark.

10/9 - William Ivey Long: Ties that Bind/Natural Connections with Doug Elliot
Meet Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long, who got his start backstage at The Lost Colony outdoor drama. He returned years later to put his expertise to work redesigning every costume after a fire threatened this state treasure. Then, head to the woods with naturalist, herbalist and storyteller Doug Elliott for a glimpse at his Appalachian lifestyle and passion to connect with nature.

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Our State is produced by UNC-TV in partnership with Our State Magazine.
BB&T generously supports Our State. Since 1872, BB&T has been supporting the people and communities of North Carolina.