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When Giants Walked Here


Watch When Giants Walked Here on PBS

A PBS NC Original Production

Raleigh’s Dorton Arena is famed the world over for its groundbreaking architecture. Its greatest untold legacy, however, is its place in the history of a Southern mainstay: pro wrestling. This documentary chronicles the rise and fall of pro wrestling at the iconic venue, examining its impact on generations of fans, competitors and the sport itself.

When Giants Walked Here premieres Thursday, 8/8 at 10 PM on PBS NC & the PBS App.

Find additional airtimes on PBS NC & the North Carolina Channel on our TV Schedules page.


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Premiere & Filmmaker Q&A

Tuesday, August 6, 7 PM

From local NC filmmakers Cliff Bumgardner and Chris Lea, "When Giants Walked Here" follows the rise and fall of pro wrestling at Raleigh's iconic Dorton Arena. Join PBS NC for this exclusive premiere event at the historic Rialto Theater in downtown Raleigh. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Advanced registration for this free event is required.

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