The seventeenth installment of UNC-TV's historic Biographical Conversations series provides an intimate portrait of a North Carolina legend on the occasion of his 75th birthday in Biographical Conversations with Bob Timberlake. A series of three one-hour interviews between UNC-TV's Shannon Vickery and Lexington's most well-known artist, designer and entrepreneur creates a unique opportunity to hear Bob Timberlake's life story in his own words. The series will be broadcast on consecutive Sundays, Jan. 8, 15 and 22, at 7:00 p.m. on UNC-TV.
Despite no formal art education or training, Timberlake's 40-year career depicting the simple life in his native North Carolina endears his work to millions of admirers around the world. As the late CBS newsman Charles Kuralt wrote in his book "Somewhere in Time" about Bob Timberlake, “I met a painter, also a North Carolinian, who, like me, has known some of these old things himself and heard to tell of many others, and has felt within himself the strong urge to get it down, as much as he can, and pass it on.” Viewers will have the opportunity to get to know this Tar Heel original as never before in these in-depth one-on-one conversations.
In its Biographical Conversations series, UNC-TV engages in intimate one-on-one conversations to capture the life stories of extraordinary North Carolinians whose impact and vision have earned them national prominence and a place in history. The series is funded by a generous grant from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. The mission of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation is to support non-profit organizations in their endeavors to enrich the lives and well being of people in North Carolina.
UNC-TV is North Carolina's statewide public television network thanks to a unique combination of public investment and private support.