It’s An Honor To Be Nominated!

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards last week and I’m pleased to report that PBS received 23 nominations. The PBS Kids program ODD SQUAD received eight nominations alone.

Here’s a list of all the PBS nominated shows:

A Chef’s Life

-Outstanding Culinary Program

-Outstanding Culinary Host | Vivian Howard, Host

-Outstanding Directing in a Single Camera Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel or Educational and Informational Program Continue reading

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Monday Montage

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A holiday classic returns to ring in the holiday season. Don’t miss the sights and sounds of CHRISTMAS IN DUKE CHAPEL – Thursday night at 10 on the North Carolina Channel.

Congratulations to Vivian Howard. The A Chef’s Life star has been honored by the News & Observer as a Tar Heel of the Year.

What’s Eric Idle’s latest project? Nothing short of “the entire universe.” Sounds pretty ambitious but the Monty Python alum has the help of Professor Brian Cox and a slew of special guest stars. Catch this comedic musical extravaganza on ERIC IDLE’S THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE – Friday night at 10 on UNC-TV. Continue reading

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Trace Christianity’s evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world in a compelling six-part series. Join author and history professor Jonathan Phillips for THE ROAD FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE – beginning Tuesday night at 10 on UNC-EX.

Did you know Dame Judi Dench received an award last week in Santa Barbara? Check out 13 Things We Learned About Judi Dench At Her Santa Barbara Tribute. Continue reading

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David Letterman is one of the most-nominated people in Emmy history and now the former late night staple receives the 2017 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Join Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin and more as they honor the award-winning comedian on David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize – tonight at 8 on UNC-TV.

A year after the celebrated anchor’s death, Gwen Ifill’s alma mater is naming a school after her. Continue reading

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Join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he relates the ancestral stories of an eclectic array of celebrities, authors, politicians and other luminaries on a new season of Finding Your Roots – Tuesday night at 8 on UNC-TV.

Disappointing news for Benedict Cumberbatch: his latest TV program, The Child In Time, aired in Britain recently and the reviews have not been overly glowing.

Explore stories from every genre of art created, performed and displayed in the Old North State and beyond. Don’t miss the debut of Muse – Thursday at 8pm on UNC-TV. Continue reading

Monday Montage

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Twenty years ago, the People’s Princess was lost to the world. On Tuesday, UNC-TV celebrates the life and enduring legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales with back-to-back programs that reveal her story in her own words and explore her childhood home. Tune in at 8pm for Diana: Her Story and then stay tuned at 9 for Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers.

If you’re looking for a great eclipse resource, turn to UNC-TV as we live stream the event on our Science page.

Sonya Yoncheva sings the tragic courtesan Violetta with Michael Fabiano as her ardent lover Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as his disapproving father Germont. Tune in as Great Performances at the Met presents Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata – Friday night at 9 on UNC-TV.

A Chef’s Life kicks off its new season with a premiere party next month at Durham’s Carolina Theatre. Continue reading