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!
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.
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.
Jim Avett’s passion for music; the wild horses of Corolla and efforts to protect them.
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.
An NC State linguistics professor travels to Ocracoke to study a fading dialect. Also, the story behind the mountain tourist destination Tweetsie Railroad.
Artist Alex Matisse and the origins of East Fork Pottery; David Holt with Piedmont blues legend Etta Baker.
Environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s stick sculpture installation at Guilford College; how blimps helped turn the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.