UNC-TV has always been educational in nature and mission. As such, schools have used our programs in classrooms for decades and many shows have been produced primarily for such in-class instruction. Put together over sixty years ago, this booklet was created to help teachers utilize the educational programs broadcast on then WUNC.
Spend any amount of time within the halls of UNC-TV and you’ll spy promotional posters for programs past and present, national and local. Here’s one for the old UNC-TV original series LAP QUILTING WITH GEORGIA BONESTEEL. You may remember the show, which started in 1979 and ran for twelve seasons. It’s been a popular how-to program both statewide and nationally. [Fun fact: LAP QUILTING was one of the shows I worked on as a student intern.]
Hope you had a chance to make it out to the North Carolina State Fair and visit the UNC-TV pavilion, where staff and volunteers were on hand to meet and greet as well as hand out some freebies. There were, of course, activities for the kids and, after the Rootle staff returned home, I noticed these Daniel Tiger cut out masks atop their supplies. Perhaps you have a child who got one of their own.
Back in July, I shared a picture of the ceramic chicken that showed up in our breakroom. No, it wasn’t exactly PBS-themed despite its appearance here at UNC-TV. Well, the chicken has been supplanted by a new ceramic centerpiece – a white pineapple! Again, this has nothing to do (as far as I can tell) with our programming or our services but I just find it fascinating for some reason. Thus, I share.
So, behold! The white pineapple in the UNC-TV breakroom! The mind reels at what might come next.
At UNC-TV, sometimes we give away stuff. SWAG, premiums, prizes, tchotchkes, things that you can get by making a donation or visiting us at an event or a local fair. But we like to give away things small and large. Whether it’s a bumper sticker or pin-on button, we give things away so you, the viewer, will know we appreciate your support and can, in turn, share that love with others.
I spied these boxes near the office of our On-Air Fundraising Producer a while back. It’s T-shirts. A couple of great big boxes of T-shirts. These may have been given away to volunteers or donors or members of the public who happened to stop by at our booth at the NC State Fair. Who knows? At the point in time this picture was taken it’s all pure untapped torso-covering potential.
As a major hurricane bears down on the Carolinas, we at UNC-TV, North Carolina Public Media, are attempting to cover any emergency announcements from Governor Roy Cooper and the state’s Emergency Management Team. Tune into our LIVE STREAM for any briefings as they occur. Stay safe.
I spied this poster in a hallway a few months back (I think there was a bit of clearing out when some folks were moving offices). It was used during a past on-air fundraiser to celebrate one of our community partners, the North Carolina EastEnders Fan Club. I know the club is a great supporter of their beloved series and of UNC-TV in general. Each year, they actively help us raise the funds to pay for the British soap they so crave and, as such, stand as a model of fan support for public broadcasting. Kudos, EE Fans!