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PBS North Carolina Stands Against Racism

To my fellow North Carolinians,

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.

Lindsay Bierman 
Chief Executive Officer

Featured Programs

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.

Race Matters: America After George Floyd

On the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, Judy Woodruff and PBS NewsHour reporters focus on what has changed, and what hasn’t, since the outrage and protests of last summer, in Minneapolis as well as several other communities around the country that have also seen protests, police killings and hate crimes.

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime, and how the community of Tulsa is coming to terms with its past, present, and future.

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Philly D.A. | Independent Lens

Go inside the emotional, high stakes work that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and an ensemble of idealistic outsiders take on as they attempt to fundamentally overhaul an entrenched criminal justice system.

Streaming Through June 30, 2021

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir | American Masters

The story of the author whose first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was published to great commercial and critical success. With the blockbuster film adaption that followed as well as additional best-selling novels, librettos, short stories and memoirs, Tan firmly established herself as one of the most prominent and respected American literary voices working today.

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A People's History of Asian America

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.

The Black Church

An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.

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Asian Americans

This five-hour film series delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today more than ever. Told through intimate personal stories, the series casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

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Eyes on the Prize

The definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.

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Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

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That's Wild | REEL SOUTH

Atlanta teens attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and face the thrill, joy and struggle of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia.

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The Story of Us, NC: A PBS American Portrait Story

North Carolinians share their story and what makes us all a part of the American story.

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Black Issues Forum

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.

Black Issues Forum airs Fridays, 7 PM on PBS NC and streaming now on the PBS Video App. Join the conversation on Twitter using #BlackIssuesForum.

Coming Soon

Preview new specials and documentaries coming to PBS NC.

Independent Lens

Man on Fire

Learn the story of an elderly white Texas minister who set himself on fire to protest the virulent racism of his community and the country at large. Friends, family members, neighbors and colleagues search for an explanation of his action.

Premieres Monday, June 14, 10 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video app.

Beyond the Canvas

Making the Moment

Amna Nawaz talks with Black musicians who bridge story and sound. Meet the musical ensemble Ranky Tanky, singer Rhiannon Giddens and others who share their belief in the power of music to honor the past and inspire the future.

Premieres Friday, June 25, 10:30 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video App.

Interactive Events

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!

Watch Now: Discussions from Past Virtual Events

Resources for Kids

Explore anti-racism resources from PBS and PBS KIDS to use in discussion for kids and families to learn together.

Watch Now | PBS KIDS Talk About Race & Racism

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 favorite PBS KIDS shows. 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.

Rootle

Rootle is your 24/7 PBS KIDS destination for wholesome, educational and entertaining content for children ages two to eight. Find your local Rootle channel or watch online anytime!

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