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for Independent Weekly Vol. 7 Issue 15, June 15-21 1989
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North Carolina’s Public Television could be one of the best given the state’s wealth, investment in education, and protection from one of the South’s leading universities – but it isn’t. The reasons why the University of North Carolina will not commit to making the TV station one of the best is explored. Programming is currently expanding and the station recently won several awards. However, outdated technology, low funding, and low ambition from UNC suggest the situation won’t change anytime soon.
Stephen Jaffe is a composer who teaches composition at Duke University and directs the Encounters with the Music of Our Time series. Jaffe was recently awarded the Creative Arts Citation from Brandeis University for his “eloquent and individual voice” as a composer. A composition of his will premiere in Alice Tully Hall this summer and a broadcast performance of Jaffe’s will be featured on local public television. Jaffe enjoys his work at Duke and looks forward to composing his next piece during an upcoming sabbatical.
Nancy Peacock is a Chatham County author known for her rough characters. Peacock recently won the N.C. Writer’s Network’s Fiction Syndicate Competition. She often writes about disappointment, sadness, frustration and says her material comes from observation. Working jobs as a waitress, carpenter, dairyworker, and bartender helped her gather material.