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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:

1/22 - Sculpting Glass/Tar Heel Towns: Hillsborough/Bodie Island Lighthouse
Asheville glass artist Alex Gabriel Bernstein uses molten glass to create amazing forms and shapes. D.G. Martin visits the Orange County seat to enjoy its vibrant community and rich history. Bodie Island Lighthouse is getting a long awaited restoration so that visitors may once again climb this coastal landmark.

1/29 - More Waterway Tales/Face Time/Makeshift Music
Troubadour Bland Simpson shares more coastal stories. Discover nonagenarian Earline Heath King's inspiring work. Enjoy the handmade sound of the High Point Presbyterian Home Band.

2/5 - Elizabeth Keckly/Great American Photographer
Enslaved person Elizabeth Keckly was forced to re-locate to Hillsborough, NC as a teenager. Learn how these circumstances led her to buy her freedom and settle in Washington, DC, as dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Then, meet Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Lewis, who watched the defining era of the 60s and 70s through his camera lens and became a portrait of the American spirit.

2/12 - Soldier's Story/Trail of Trust
We will introduce you to Fred Johnson of Wilmington, an African-American whose ancestors fought in the Civil War and who now works tirelessly to honor their service. Then, hear the epic story of Trevor Thomas, who hiked the Appalachian Trail without the benefit of eyesight and learned to trust the companions he inspired along the way.


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Our State is produced by UNC-TV in partnership with Our State Magazine.
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