RALEIGH, NC—Season 18 of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is now available for free as part of the NC LIVE online collection at nclive.org. The 30-episode season features authors such as Scott Ellsworth, Bridgette Lacy, Lee Smith, Kathy Reichs, Pam Saulsby and more.
North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.
NC LIVE is a statewide cooperative of 201 libraries that provides access to online articles, ebooks, streaming videos and digital newspapers. This content is purchased by libraries and available to all North Carolina residents who have a library card.
“As an extension of the University of North Carolina system, UNC-TV serves North Carolinians as the state's largest classroom—and NCLIVE serves citizens as our state's largest online library. North Carolina Bookwatch and NC LIVE—it’s an obvious and natural fit,” says Katy Loebrich, Producer/Director of the show. "Through a conversation with leaders at the State Library Network, North Carolina Bookwatch creator, host and tireless promoter D.G. Martin and I realized what a powerful resource NC LIVE offers to lifelong learners, whatever their age, in our state."
“NC LIVE is delighted to add North Carolina Bookwatch content to our collection of online resources,” says Rob Ross, NC LIVE’s Executive Director. “All told, the NC LIVE collection now consists of 483+ million online articles, streaming videos, ebooks and more.”
UNC-TV is committed to making educational and entertaining media available to all of North Carolina citizens and this new relationship with NC LIVE allows the network to do that in an exciting, new way.
To access the North Carolina Bookwatch episodes, use the search box on the NC LIVE homepage, nclive.org. For specific episodes, search for the author’s name or browse all Season 18 episodes by searching “North Carolina Bookwatch.” On the search results page, the links to the North Carolina Bookwatch episodes are listed by title in the lower right-hand corner of the screen in the "videos" box. Clicking the title will take you directly to the video on UNC-TV’s website, unctv.org.