Monday Montage

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

In 1966, a mass shooting at the University of Texas left 16 dead. “Tower” reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years. Don’t miss a special Independent Lens – Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-TV.

Congratulations to Monty Python’s Michael Palin who’s been honored with the Edward Stanford Prize for travel writing.

Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors. Tune in as Thursday at 10 on UNC-TV as Reel South presents “Private Violence.”

SNL’s Kate McKinnon is taking the Ms. Frizzle role in Netflix’s Magic Schoolbus remake. The original series (with Lily Tomlin voicing the adventurous bus driving teacher) was a favorite of PBS Kids viewers back in the 1990s. Continue reading

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Here’s a fantastic picture of our broadcast tower as seen from what I assume to be helicopter (possibly some other aircraft). The heights are dizzying but the view is spectacular. And, yes, that’s the UNC-TV facilities in the background.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Our broadcast tower is something those of us who work at UNC-TV pass by every day. Most would scarcely give a sight so common a second glance. However, I’m always fascinated by such a massive spire. I’ve paid homage before to the type of folks who scale such a structure. Now, here’s a glimpse at our tower by night.

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Hey, It’s Photo Friday!

Look! Up in the air! What’s that speck in the clouds?

Oh my stars, it’s out tower crew!

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Seriously. These are some of the folks who climb the towers that transmit our signal. They make sure the apparatus stays in working order and help keep us on the air. Personally, I can’t imagine what it takes to do this but I am so grateful that there are dedicated people like this who work for UNC-TV that are capable of this derring-do.

Kudos to these brave men. For more photos of the tower crew, visit our Flickr page.

And many thanks to UNC-TV’s own Director of Digital Media, David Huppert, for the incredible photos.