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Public Affairs & Civic Engagement

Civic Leadership To Spark Civil Discourse

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PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour provides in-depth analysis of current events with a team of seasoned and highly regarded journalists. Stay informed of the latest news with in-depth analysis on current events, live interviews and discussions of domestic and international issues, weeknights at 6 PM on PBS NC.

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Experience powerful investigative storytelling that answers only to you. From criminal justice to politics to global issues, the reporting of PBS’ flagship public affairs series takes you inside the controversial, complex stories shaping our times.

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FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman

FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman offers refreshing conversation about timely news and topics of public interest facing North Carolina and the nation.

Bringing together his insider experience, keen mind and key contacts (including elected officials, policy makers and journalists), Marc and his panelists and special guests explore important policy issues and news items during each lively episode of FRONT ROW.

New episodes premiere Fridays, 8:30 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video App.


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Black Issues Forum

Every Friday, 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.

New episodes premiere Fridays, 7 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video App.

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Examining issues around our state including education, jobs, healthcare, and others, host Anita Brown-Graham and her team from the UNC School of Government bring the listening, learning and leading that create conversations, going into the communities that are tackling these problems head on.

Talking to the people on the ground, Brown-Graham identifies ways in which they are positively affecting others and making changes, while examining if these innovative solutions can be applied in other communities across the state.

New episodes of ncIMPACT air Fridays, 7:30 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video App.


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Washington Week

Join award-winning journalists every Friday night in a robust roundtable discussion of the week's major national news stories, moderated by Yamiche Alcindor.

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Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Join host Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from across the political spectrum.

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Amanpour & Co.

Christiane Amanpour leads wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day.