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PBS North Carolina Events

Join our community of curious, cultured viewers attending our virtual events. After every feature, we host a lively, engaging virtual discussion with a panel of filmmakers and experts; audience participation is encouraged. Learn more about our upcoming screenings below, watch discussions from our past events and explore more opportunities to engage with PBS North Carolina.

Exclusive Preview Screenings & Virtual Events

After every feature, we host a lively, engaging discussion with a panel of filmmakers and experts; audience participation is encouraged. Virtual options are provided.

Thursday, June 9 at 7 PM

George H. White: Searching for Freedom | Screening & Virtual Discussion

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This special event begins with a screening of the locally written, directed and produced documentary about George Henry White. The film, George H. White: Searching for Freedom examines the Bladen County-born African American leader who took local politics by storm in the Reconstruction era.

Following the screening, PBS North Carolina’s Deborah Holt Noel, senior producer/host of Black Issues Forum and NC Weekend, will lead a conversation with local historians. You are invited to enter your questions for the panelists in the virtual chat feature.

WNET Presents: Grace Under Pressure

The WNET Group, New York City’s PBS station, is hosting a series of virtual town halls, public conversations and digital content on mental health. These events are open for all to join. Find more details on these events and register to participate at

Thursdays in May, 6-7:30 PM

Grace Under Pressure | Town Halls on Mental Health

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Upcoming Topics

  • May 12: Taking Time to Breathe: A Conversation with Mental Health Providers About Mental Health
  • May 19: The Only Option is Action: A Conversation with Activists About Mental Health
  • May 26: Break the News: A Conversation with Journalists About Mental Health


Rootle Roadster Tour

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Join PBS North Carolina on the Rootle Roadster tour! We're visiting communities throughout North Carolina to offer free learning resources in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. 

At each stop, families can play and learn together with free hands-on activities, games, demonstrations with community partners, education resources, takeaways and more!

Brought to you by PBS North Carolina, NC Division of Child Development and Early Education and the PNC Foundation.

Saturday, 6/25
10 AM - 1 PM

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 
1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC 

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Saturday, 7/23
10 AM - 1 PM

Smith-Collins Park
E Lee Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Saturday, 9/17
11 AM - 2 PM

Windsor Elementary School
104 Cooper Hill Road
Windsor, NC

Events for Educators

April 5 - May 26

Playful Learning Workshop Series 2022

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Join PBS North Carolina for the Playful Learning Workshop Series! We are reaching educators, parents and caregivers throughout North Carolina by offering free learning resources in a stimulating atmosphere.

In each event, educators, parents and caregivers will gain tools from PBS to support students from a wide range of backgrounds and environments.

All workshops are free to attend. Teachers may use workshops for Continuing Education Units.

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Impact Early Childhood Education Summit

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The Impact Early Childhood Education Summit is a gathering of Early Childhood Education Professionals, parents, and caregivers aimed at celebrating and supporting those who are helping children, birth through third grade, to grow strong roots for a healthy foundation. What happens in the early years of a child’s life shapes the rest of their lives in important ways, but too often, those who are doing the work in those early years are overlooked in professional development and parenting support events.

Past Events and Panel Discussions

Missed a panel discussion? Just want an encore? Explore recordings of past event discussions, here.