We’re back on!


Now you can watch classic episodes of Our State’s 17-time award-winning television show on PBS NC. Host Elizabeth Hudson, editor in chief of Our State, will take you on a trip down memory lane for all the beauty and culture North Carolina has to offer. From across North Carolina, these treasured stories are straight from the pages of Our State magazine, reimagined.

Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on PBS NC


To learn more about the show and see episodes that have aired, visit PBS NC.


Watch episodes from Season 1 below!


Natural Connections & What It Was, Was Football

Herbalist, naturalist and storyteller Doug Elliott spends his days making connections with the natural world. Also, Northern transplant and cartoonist Rich Powell illustrates a famous monologue by Andy Griffith.


Puppet Masters & Elizabeth Keckly

A creative duo recycles to elicit smiles and wonder. Also, the story of Elizabeth Keckly, a formerly enslaved woman who became Mary Lincoln’s dressmaker.

Playing with Heart & Wild Horses

Jim Avett’s passion for music; the wild horses of Corolla and efforts to protect them.

Hart Square & To the Lighthouse

How one man’s passion for preservation led to the world’s largest collection of historic log structures. Also, the restoration of the Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head.

What Say You & Tweetsie Railroad

An NC State linguistics professor travels to Ocracoke to study a fading dialect. Also, the story behind the mountain tourist destination Tweetsie Railroad.

East Fork Pottery & Etta Baker

Artist Alex Matisse and the origins of East Fork Pottery; David Holt with Piedmont blues legend Etta Baker.

Stickbuilt & Lighter than Air

Environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s stick sculpture installation at Guilford College; how blimps helped turn the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.

Mule Rider & Carolina Chocolate Drops

Adventurist Bernie Harberts goes on a Down East wagon ramble; the Carolina Chocolate Drops introduces a new generation to old-time music.


Watch episodes from Season 2 below!


Trail of Trust & Chimney Rock State Park

Follow the remarkable journey of Trevor Thomas, who hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail—almost 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine—without the benefit of eyesight. Plus, learn the story behind Chimney Rock State Park, which is famous for its 315-foot freestanding rock spire and breathtaking views.


Carl Sandburg’s Connemara & Photographer Matthew Lewis

Explore Connemara, literary icon Carl Sandburg’s Henderson County home and a National Historic Site. Then meet Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Matthew Lewis, who shares the stories behind some of his most important images from his time with the “Washington Post.”

Linville Caverns & Sheila Kay Adams

Go on a tour of the underground marvels of Linville Caverns. Then join David Holt as he spends a day with seventh-generation ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams.

Thomas Built Buses, Elizabeth II & Story of Virginia Johnson

Discover how classic yellow school buses are built in High Point, and journey from Manteo to Bath on the Elizabeth II, a representation of a ship used to carry the first English colonists to the Americas. Then, hear how J. Larry Keith of the Lonesome Road Band was inspired to write the heartfelt song “The Story of Virginia Johnson” after hearing his wife’s tales of her mountain childhood.


Dorton Arena & the Kruger Brothers

Learn the story behind one of NC’s most ambitious and historically significant pieces of architecture, Dorton Arena. Then discover the journey of the Kruger Brothers, German immigrants who followed the sound of the music they loved all the way to the hills of North Carolina.