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about unc-tv CenterPiece is the monthly program guide of UNC-TV, North Carolina’s public media network and broadcast service licensed to the University of North Carolina. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. UNC-TV’s central offices and studios are housed in the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Communications Center in Research Triangle Park.

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MISTER ROGERS VISITS THE BLOCK PARTY! An oldie but goodie returns to Rootle to ring in the New Year! That's right, Mister Rogers stops by Read-a-roo’s Block Party for a visit this month! Parents and caregivers, pull out your favorite cardigan and take a walk down memory lane with Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as you share this childhood classic with the kids in your life!

New Year-New Time! Read-a-roo’s Block Party kicks off the new year with a new time—now get back-to-back episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS stars Saturdays and Sundays at 7 AM and 1 PM! Enjoy the same great shows and stars, just at a new time in the lineup!

Ready, Set, Create!

2017 PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST January 13–March 31

Art Director: Maria Bilinski Shain UNC-TV Board of Trustees: Chair: Eric M. Teal, Raleigh Vice Chair: Doris P. Loomis, Asheville Sabrina Bengel, New Bern Laura C. Bingham, Raleigh Rick Brajer, Raleigh Joel Kenneth Butler, Grimesland Orson Scott Card, Greensboro Culley C. Carson IV, Raleigh Jack Clayton, Raleigh J. Donald Coleman, Hickory Joseph H. Ely, Winston-Salem Mark Johnson, Raleigh Susan W. Kluttz, Raleigh William W. Mance, Jr., Asheville Travis Mitchell, Raleigh Charles A. Sanders, Durham Margaret Spellings, Chapel Hill Cullie M. Tarleton, Blowing Rock Ashley O. Thrift, Esq., Winston-Salem James Treadaway, Jr., Newton Caroline Foy Welch, Chapel Hill James C. Williamson, Raleigh Questions? or 1-888-292-7070 Connect with us at,, and CenterPiece©2017 UNC-TV

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Get ready for the 2017 PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Our judges seek exceptional stories written and illustrated by kids in kindergarten through third grade. Crank up your imagination and let loose with your special story—you could win some super prizes! Visit for guidelines and your official entry form.


SEE DANIEL TIGER LIVE! Saturday, January 21, at DPAC Join Daniel Tiger and all of his fun friends as they hop aboard Trolley to explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences. This theatrical production is filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises—LIVE on stage, Saturday, January 21, at the Durham Performing Arts Center! Visit for more information.

January 2017 CenterPiece  

Program Guide for UNC-TV

January 2017 CenterPiece  

Program Guide for UNC-TV