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Experience the Joy of Giving
Each of us expresses the joy of giving in our own way this time of year. And you demonstrate that joy all year long through your generous support of UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina. We hope you enjoy all of the exciting programming during this years Joy of Giving event. You can discover all of the programs below.

Your annual membership provides a gift of immeasurable value to individuals and families across our great state. From the mountains to the coast, you make our public media services second to none and freely available to all who find joy in what we deliver every day of the year.

Your special year end contribution to UNC-TV today will help deliver more extraordinary local public media to communities all across North Carolina next year. Contribute securely online at unctv.org/community1. Thank you for your loyalty and generosity!
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November 26
Great Performances: Michael Bublé
8 PM


Tour backstage and enjoy Bublé’s biggest hits from this sold-out tour.
Ken Burns: The Civil War
9:30 PM


Get an in-depth overview and interviews as the war comes alive in this landmark documentary.
 
November 27, Giving Tuesday
Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
8 PM


Celebrate the children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago.
 
Peter, Paul & Mary at Newport 1963-65
9:30 PM


Relive songs you know and love, and some you didn’t know you knew!
Giving Tuesday


UNC-TV is pleased to offer a partnership opportunity in the form of a giving challenge to supporters and public media enthusiasts on Giving Tuesday. We aim to secure a $5,000 gift from a corporate partner that will be offered as a match to leverage gifts from
individual donors.
November 28
Nature: Snow Bears
8 PM


Travel to the Arctic to follow the life-changing journey of two newborn polar bear cubs.
 
Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III
9:30 PM

Follow the hitmaker’s triumphant return to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012.
 
November 29
The Chairmen of the Board
8 PM

Join these superstars of shag—LIVE—in the studio as they perform some of their biggest beach music hits! In exclusive interviews, Ken Knox and The Chairmen of the Board share stories from their long career and live performances of such classics as Carolina Girls!
 
Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player
10 PM

Mark Knopfler, The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson celebrate the guitar virtuoso.
 
November 30
Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park
9 PM

Premiere! Join this legendary artist for a trip through his extensive songbook.
December 1
Aging Backwards 2: Connective Tissue Revealed
10 AM


With host Miranda Esmonde-White, Discover the vital tissue surrounding every muscle, nerve, cell, bone and organ.
Doo Wop Generations
2 PM


The Duprees, Kenny Vance & the Planotones and more performers pass the torch to the new generation.
‘60s Generation
8PM


Experience essential folk rock, R&B and pop
1965-69.
Healthy Brain—Happy Life with Dr. Suzuki
11 AM


Premiere! Find new ways to think about brain health and happiness with Neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki.
Rhythm of the Dance
4:30 PM


Journey through the ages with exhilarating dancers,
musicians and singers.
Dionne Warwick: Then Came You
10 PM


Sing along as the legend performs some of her classics
in dazzling fashion.
Peter, Paul & Mary at Newport 1963-65
12:30 PM


Catch never-before-seen performances by the
folk legends.
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
6 PM


Premiere! Enjoy stunning new music from Ireland’s
beautiful Johnstown Castle.
December 2
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII
10 AM


Learn about the 550,000 brave Jewish Americans
who served in WWII.
Ken Burns: The Civil War
4 PM


Take an in-depth look at the landmark documentary
on its 25th anniversary.
Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III
10 PM


Follow the hitmaker’s smash 2012 return to the Greek
Theatre in Los Angeles.
The Best of Trains Around North America
12 PM


Relive unforgettable historic and scenic tourist railroads.
 
Concert for George
5:30 PM


Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty lead this 2002 concert celebration of George Harrison’s life.
Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here
2 PM


Enjoy this classic 1989 concert from Wisconsin’s
Alpine Valley Music Theatre.
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
8 PM


Enjoy stunning new music from Ireland’s beautiful
Johnstown Castle.
December 3
Joe Bonamassa—British Blues Explosion Live
8 PM


This contemporary guitar hero pays homage to British blues rock guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum
9:30 PM


Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson shine in this 1990 performance.
December 4
Rhythm of the Dance
8 PM


Journey through the ages with exhilarating dancers,
musicians and singers.
Great Performances:Michael Bublé—Tour Stop 148
9:30 PM


Go behind-the-scenes on this sold-out tour!
December 5
Best of the Joy of Giving Campaign
8 PM


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