PBS North Carolina Powered by the UNC System educates, informs, entertains and inspires its statewide audience on-air, online and in-person. PBS NC offers the best of PBS and locally produced content across four over-the-air channels—PBS NC, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel – and delivers digital-first content. In-person events engage communities and inspire action. Free resources and events spark curiosity for our state’s youngest learners, helping them reach their fullest potential. The statewide network also serves as the backbone for North Carolina’s emergency services. PBS North Carolina—a service for the public good.


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Through local programming like My Home, NC, MUSE, Sci NC and more, PBS North Carolina highlights the tangible and intangible elements that make the state’s communities and people so unique.



Through a combination of national and local productions, PBS NC brings the best PBS programming like Masterpiece, PBS Newshour, NOVA and more to North Carolina while also serving as a powerful force to cultivate and celebrate a strong pride of place for our viewers with programming that celebrates the people, places and culture of North Carolina.
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PBS North Carolina provides dynamic educational media, teacher professional development, parent education and community engagement online, on-air and in-person. Its educational programming changes lives every day while serving as a digital safe haven for our state’s youth. 
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