Follow Baratunde Thurston, bestselling author & podcaster, as he explores the country’s diverse landscapes to see how they shape the way we work, play & interact with the outdoors. From coal miners turned beekeepers in Appalachia to Black surfers catching waves in L.A., uncover a deeper understanding of our passionate & complex relationship with the natural world.
PBS North Carolina stands against hatred, violence, and racism. As the state’s public media network, we have a profound moral responsibility to represent diverse voices and communities across our platforms. We are deeply committed—now and forever—to building an equitable, inclusive future through the ancient and uniquely human power of storytelling. We will continue to honor your trust and earn your support with non-commercial, non-toxic television that’s unifying and inspiring for all.
We have curated this collection of diverse stories to deepen our understanding of our country's history as well as make connections with the artists, educators and leaders of today. Watch online and on the PBS Video app.
Produced in partnership by the Center for Asian American Media and PBS Digital Studios, A People’s History of Asian America tells the history of Asian Americans through the microaggressions and stereotypes this community faces.
Spotlight on NC
Fridays at 7 PM
Every week, join host Deborah Holt Noel as she welcomes thought leaders, policy influencers, and journalists for diverse conversations that inform and engage viewers on the issues impacting North Carolina’s Black communities today.
Films from Reel South
The people, culture, landscape and history of the South both captivate and bewilder. In the cherished tradition of Southern storytelling, Reel South reveals the South's proud yet complicated heritage, as told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.
Atlanta teens face the thrills, joy, and struggles of navigating the wilds of Colorado.
Join PBS North Carolina and our community in conversation. We host regular screenings of new PBS programs followed by an engaging virtual discussion with a panel of filmmakers and experts during which our audience can participate by asking questions in the live chat. We hope you'll join us for our next event!
Wednesday, 8/31 at 7 PM
Join PBS North Carolina for an exclusive preview screening of the new PBS film Facing Suicide. This film explores powerful stories of those impacted by suicide and journeys to the front lines of research with scientists working for better prevention and treatment.
Monday, 9/12 at 7 PM
In September, we'll preview the new Ken Burns documentary examining the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global antisemitism and racism, the eugenics movement in the United States and race laws in the American south.
Saturday, 9/17 at 10 AM
The Rootle Roadster Tour is visiting communities throughout NC to offer free learning resources in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.
Join us for free hands-on activities, games & more!
Resources for Kids
Explore anti-racism resources from PBS and PBS KIDS to use in discussion for kids and families to learn together.
Award-Winning PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism | Full Episode
Made possible by Target, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Viewers Like You.
Hosted by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, this half-hour program features authentic conversations between real children and their parents and includes content from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR, and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM. The show looks at race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way and offers viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.
For more resources on talking about race and racism, visit https://pbskids.org.
To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, PBS KIDS put together a list of favorite books featuring Asian characters, written by Asian authors, or illustrated by Asian artists.
All children need exposure to diverse books, including the full spectrum of Black characters and their experiences. Explore these stories featuring strong Black characters that exude bravery, confidence, and curiosity.