UNC-TV pays a
visit to UNCP
Allen C. Meadors (left) with William Friday on "North Carolina
Former UNC President
William Friday paid a visit to UNC Pembroke on August 28.
He brought his cameras,
crew and lights to tape a segment of the long-running UNC-TV show "North
Carolina People with William Friday."
The crew filmed
a 30-minute interview with Chancellor Allen C. Meadors for broadcast
on Friday, September 12 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m.
People" is in its 30th season on UNC-TV, North Carolina's public
TV outlet. Friday, who has conducted nearly 1,500 interviews for the
program, said all of his shows are taped on location now.
to get down here for some time," Friday said following the taping.
"We think North Carolinians want to see what they are investing
in. We think it is more interesting for our viewers to do it on location."
said sharing the UNCP story with William Friday was a pleasure.
"We were delighted
to have Mr. Friday and UNC-TV on our campus," Chancellor Meadors
said. "Anytime we can share the wonderful things going on at UNCP
with others, it is a pleasure."
enjoyed hearing the stories about Mr. Friday's days as president of
the UNC system," he added.
As UNC's President
from 1956 and 1986, Friday has a long history with UNC Pembroke, and
he praised former Chancellor English Jones, who worked closely with
was a great friend and a wonderful human being," Friday said. "We
built a lot of buildings on this campus."
If Friday was instrumental
in an earlier building boom at UNCP, the conversation between Chancellor
Meadors and Friday was about the latest enrollment and construction
boom on campus that has seen the University grow 54 percent in just
Because the set
was closed, the content of the interview won't be revealed until September
After the taping,
the UNC-TV crew shot additional footage on campus for the program. Between
entertaining his crew with colorful stories of local history, Friday
issued orders about what to tape on campus.
things I remember about this campus they don't know," he explained.
Friday led UNC through
some of its most critical moments in history, including the formation
of the 16-campus university system with UNC Pembroke as a member.
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