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Jeff’s Jog

Here’s a funny video Production Services made for The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. It played at the Business Excellence Awards ceremony as an intro for the MC, Jeff Polish.   The set-up: Jeff was late and had forgotten about hosting the BEA's, so the stage manager makes a phone call from the stage and this video plays on the big screen.  At the end, Jeff ran in and feigned exhaustion.  It was a hit!...

The People’s Channel July 4th rebranding

Here's a silly video we made to reveal a subtle but important change to our logo.  After 20 years, we have decided to add an apostrophe to "Peoples" to make it clear who this channel belongs to.  ...

2015 Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

The 2015 Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade was, by all accounts, absolutely awesome. Join hosts Tristan Yonce (of the hilarious comedy game show #HotSeat), Kristen Smith (of the Chamber of Commerce), and Matt LeRoy (of Love Chapel Hill) as they bring you all the sights and sounds on Franklin Street -- from #FireMonsterTruck to #StoicNinjaTurtle to #SmokeyMcGruff to whatever other hashtags you might find! The Peoples Channel is proud to have continued its tradition of filming all the festivities. A big thank you to our volunteer camera operators, Dreshard Ford and Charley Karnes. Be sure to check out Charley's own variety show, Oh Yeah? Watch This!. Also be sure to check out the rest of our site while you're here!   Happy Holidays, everyone!  ...

STUDIO TPC – “Life Talk with Erica”

You're reading the very first post in a new blog series we're calling "Studio TPC." TPC's Chapel Hill studio space has been hopping with activity, and we want to share some of our members' stories. The shows they create do all the walking, of course, but we figured we'd take a moment to let the producers do some behind-the-scenes talking as well.

Erica Noel is one of TPC's newest members, but she's hitting the ground running with a studio show she's calling "Life Talk with Erica." Together with her friend and colleague Brenda Reid, who's taken up the task of learning all the requisite technical ins and outs, Erica shot her first two episodes in TPC's studio on November 7. The two will work together over the next few weeks to edit two cameras' worth of footage into a cohesive 30-minute talk show format.

"The show is all about guests who are sharing amazing stories of faith and success," says Erica. "It's about how they have overcome their struggles, their trials, and their hardships." The show's first guest, Wendell Zielger, will share his life's narrative of moving from drug dealer to cancer survivor to entrepreneur. "He's a walking miracle," says Erica.

Erica says it's long been a goal of hers to host a talk show. "Back in the day when Ricki Lake was on, I was a little girl and I used to pretend I was a talk show host. I would take my hairspray bottle and get in front of the mirror and pretend I was interviewing somebody." Replace the mirror with a couple of Panasonic cameras and the hairspray bottle with a lavalier microphone, and you arrive at "Life Talk with Erica." "I'm just thankful," Erica says, "for the resources that are available to us, and the assistance that we get as producers from the staff."

"Life Talk with Erica" will begin airing on TPC-Chapel Hill every Tuesday at 8:30pm starting in January. ...

Photographer John Rosenthal at FRANK Gallery

The Peoples Channel had the privilege of documenting a wonderful talk by the writer and photographer John Rosenthal at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill on Thursday, October 22. Mr. Rosenthal reflected on his photographs of New York City's streets in the 1970s before discussing his time in New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward in the years following Hurricane Katrina. His photographs from New Orleans are compiled in the book AFTER: The Silence of the Lower 9th Ward, published ten years after the storm....

Peace and Justice Plaza Ceremony

On October 11, the Town of Chapel Hill honored the legacies of former Town Council member Bill Thorpe and former Tar Heel coach Dean Smith with the addition of their names to a granite marker on the Peace and Justice Plaza at 179 East Franklin Street. Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt offered opening remarks, family members and friends offered fond memories, and UNC's gospel choir gave several inspirational performances.The Peoples Channel's production services team was delighted to have been invited to document this historic ceremony....

TPC at Centerfest!

TPC's staff and board of directors had an absolute blast enjoying the sites, sounds, and smells (roasted turkey leg, anyone?) of Durham's 41st annual Centerfest Arts Festival. We were proud to stand alongside the Rotary Club of Durham and the Triangle Downtowner Magazine as Palladium Sponsors of this premier arts event, organized by the Durham Arts Council. Thanks to everyone who dropped by TPC's table to lend their voice to our Centerfest recap video!...