Premiering in 2015, Emmy-nominated David Holt's State of Music has been aired by PBS affiliates in 49 states. Four-time Grammy winner David Holt hosts this series of performances and conversations with current masters of traditional music from the Southern mountains. Featured artists have included Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Rhiannon Giddens, Molly Tuttle, The Kruger Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, and Jerry Douglas.
"Saving the Hansen House" is the story of Bob Hansen, a college professor from Minnesota who buys a dilapidated 18th-century farmhouse in the Moravian settlement of Bethania, NC. Originally he plans to just restore it and then maybe sell it and move on. But the house turns out to be something special, and the town is even more special. Before he knows it, he is putting down roots. The one-hour documentary chronicles the unique challenges and rewards of saving a 250-year-old house. UNC-TV first broadcast "Saving the Hansen House" in October of 2011.
The mission of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching is to keep high-quality teachers in the classroom, advancing teaching beyond a simple job to an art form and a profession. By renewing the love for teaching and improving the quality and enthusiasm of teachers themselves, NCCAT ultimately improves student engagement in learning and academic achievement. This short documentary was produced in 2005 to raise the profile of NCCAT on the web.
"How to Save Your Place" is the story of one family, their small farm in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina, and how the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (now Conserving Carolina) helped them protect it it for the future.
This PSA was commissioned by Second Harvest Food Bank after a study identified northwest NC as "the hungriest place in America" based on the number of children who were "food insecure". Many people couldn't believe that a relatively prosperous area could be harboring so much nutritional need. Tomi Melson is the narrator, and her story is true.