Keep It Short

Search for: NEWS Keep It Short The next few weeks I bet you will be attending a graduation ceremony–yours or a friend’s or a family member’s. In an earlier column I shared my thoughts about the speeches given at those times. With a few changes, here...

Trouble at Our Universities

Search for: NEWS Trouble at Our Universities Is the University of North Carolina in trouble? “Yes. It always is.” That answer is accurate and not necessarily a bad one, because universities should raise, discuss, and feature ideas –including controversial ones....

Books that Bookwatch Might Have Featured

Search for: NEWS Books that Bookwatch Might Have Featured What books are you featuring on PBS-NC’s North Carolina Bookwatch this season? When I get this question from fans of that television program, I have to explain that the program was recently discontinued by...

Crawdads Again

Search for: NEWS Crawdads Again A book is going to put North Carolina in the news. Again. The book, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” is set in North Carolina. And so is the upcoming movie based on the book. There is a little problem here. But don’t worry. I will explain at...

“Ppreciate It!”

Search for: NEWS “Ppreciate It!” Who was Andy Griffith, really? Today, almost 55 years after the last production of “The Andy Griffith Show” and 10 years after his death, people all over the world still tune into that program every day. People think of...