Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

I spied this set up in one of our studios recently. Don’t know who or what it’s for but there’s obviously going to be a concert recorded for future broadcast at some point.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Longtime viewers of UNC-TV may recall the series GLOBE WATCH. Along with shows such as STATELINE, LEGISLATIVE WEEK IN REVIEW and NC THIS WEEK, GLOBE WATCH was a staple of our locally-produced public affairs programming. It was hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill history professor Jim Leutze and explored national and international politics, history and current events.

Some months back, I discovered a cache of archival material. Among the photos and press releases was this publicity still for GLOBE WATCH, apparently sent out to the press before the series premiere. The photo is of the program’s host standing next to a wee bit on-the-nose prop.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

I recently spotted this old press kit for The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill and thought it worth sharing. It’s an impressive collection of information on the program and the host that might be sent out to journalists or stations interested in airing the series. Not sure when it was printed but my guess is the early days of the show, back when we still called ourselves the UNC Center for Public Television.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Getting ready to go on air for a guest spot on NC SPIN or to pitch to viewers during a live On-Air Fundraiser? Then you might want to touch up that shiny forehead!

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What you see here is our meager make-up station. Unlike some channels and studios that might have a full-time make-up person on staff, UNC-TV relies on volunteers and self-administered applications to ensure talent looks good on your screens. And right here is where the magic happens.

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Back in the 1990s, UNC-TV revamped its on-air image. (Nothing out of the ordinary there – broadcast entities do this all the time.) The image consisted of a shadowbox-laden animation featuring various UNC-TV programming logos and objects, along with some North Carolina-themed material. There was a replica of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, the Wright Brothers flyer, Big Bird, Lamb Chop and references to Tar Heel staples like BBQ, basketball, dogwood and NASCAR. Maybe you remember the on-air image when it aired. If you’re a longtime UNC-TV viewer, I guarantee you saw it.

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The photo above is of some of the artwork used to create this on-air image and of the finished product. It was framed and displayed within some staffer’s office, I guess. However, it recently made it’s way to a common area, where I snapped this picture.

Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

This appeared on a table in our break room recently. Centerpiece? Pop art? Or simply a ceramic chicken? I’ve no idea – and I prefer the mystery to an investigation of its origins or purpose. Yes, this has nothing to do with television per se, however I find the porcelain poultry piece intriguing in its non sequitur nature and thought I’d share.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

After I mentioned last week that the UNC-TV lobby is currently being renovated, I remembered I had once taken a photo of said lobby (prior to renovation) and thought I’d share. If you’ve visited our RTP facilities for a tour or to volunteer or maybe even as a guest on one of our local productions then you’ve passed through this gateway to the UNC-TV studios.

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This shot was from the second floor walkway. After the renovations are completed, I’ll take another pic so we can compare and contrast.