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.

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Wednesday Trivia Question

What series was James Parker talking about when he said in the January/February 2013 issue of The Atlantic: “Preposterous as history, preposterous as drama, the show succeeds magnificently as bad television. The dialogue spins light-operatically along in the service of multiplying plotlets, not too hard on the ear, although now and again a line lands like a tray of dropped spoons. The acting is superb—it has to be.” Continue reading

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.

PBS Wins Again!

The Telly Awards celebrate excellence in video and television across all screens. In a world where how we watch what we watch is constantly evolving and blurring lines as quickly as technology develops, that succinct explanation is very cool. However, the coolest thing about this year’s Telly Awards is that PBS won 22 of them!

The winners of the 39th Annual Telly Awards were announced on May 22nd. Here’s a list of the PBS-related programs and media that were honored…

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PBS, THE VIETNAM WAR: A FILM BY KEN BURNS & LYNN NOVICK

General Documentary: Individual

 

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WGBH Education Foundation, LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA: HOMEGROWN HEROES

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

UNC-TV will occasionally host events, screenings, meetings and the like within our RTP facilities. Often, these guests are greeted with a sign that reflects their organization. Here’s one I recently spotted in our lobby welcoming the North Carolina EastEnders Fan Club.

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