Monday Montage

What’s happening, what’s on and what’s interesting this week …

Governor Roy Cooper delivers his first State of the State address to the General Assembly tonight and you can catch complete coverage live at 7pm on UNC-TV. Too early for you? A re-broadcast follows at 9pm on the North Carolina Channel.

Congratulations to Vivien Howard. The star of A Chef’s Life was awarded “cookbook of the year” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for her book Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South.

Tom Paxton, Kathy Mattea, Janis Ian and more perform on Swannanoa Gathering: The 25th Anniversary Show. Tune in Tuesday night at 8 on the North Carolina Channel for this incredible concert.

Former American Experience host David McCullough will be the recipient of the very first Ken Burns American Heritage Prize.

As our Spring Fund Drive nears its end, we take a moment to celebrate our UNC-TV originals. Tune in Thursday on UNC-TV for NC Night and show your support for local programming.

And I bet you’ve always wondered what Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery keeps in her purse.

Now let’s wish a happy birthday to some familiar folks…

March 14

Megan Follows (Anne Of Green Gables) turns 49

Des Coleman (EastEnders) celebrates 48

March 15

John Duttine (To Serve Them All My Days) is 68

March 16

Sienna Guillory (The Virgin Queen) turns 42

March 17

Lesley-Anne Down (Upstairs, Downstairs) is 63

March 18

Patrick Barlow (Is It Legal?) turns 70

Sophia Myles (Oliver Twist) has her 37th

March 19

Dermot Crowley (Luther) celebrates 70