By D.G. Martin D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit
  • Gettysburg And Other Transformations

    June 25, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Next week Americans will be remembering the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in our country’s history, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.

  • Germanized English and NC Environment Issues

    June 18, 2013 at 5:10 am

    What does the German language have to do with one of the most contentious environmental issues facing North Carolinians?

  • The Risk of Doing Nothing

    June 11, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Action and commitment will make the Moral Monday effort harder for the McCrorys and Goolsbys to ignore or deride.

  • A New Book Reminds Us To Say Thank You

    June 4, 2013 at 5:00 am

    According to Rick Atkinson’s new book, “The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945,” currently Number One on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list.

  • The Charlotte Hornets — And An Enemy General Everywhere

    May 28, 2013 at 12:03 am

    What enemy general who fought in North Carolina is most memorialized here? Here is a hint. The Charlotte pro basketball team is taking back the Hornets name.

  • Remembering the Merritts of Merritt’s Store

    May 21, 2013 at 5:22 am

    If you mention Merritt’s Store anywhere around Chapel Hill, most often you will hear something like, “Oh yes. Best BLTs I’ve ever tasted.”

  • Good Books You Won’t See On Bookwatch

    May 15, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Here are some important new books you will not learn about on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.

  • Celebrating the End of the Charlotte Curse

    May 8, 2013 at 8:03 am

    We can stop referring to the Charlotte mayor’s job as a dead end for politicians aspiring to statewide or national office.

  • Keep Our Grandfather’s Fire Burning

    April 30, 2013 at 12:41 am

    D.G. Martin on the Tar Heel state and Tom Lambeth’s recent speech to the North Caroliniana Society.

  • Eastern North Carolina Eating, The Literary Way

    April 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

    There are hundreds of reasons to celebrate Georgann Eubanks’ third and last in her “Literary Trails of the North Carolina” series. Follow her travels in the just released “Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina,” and you will have the most enjoyable and efficient survey of authors and literary connections in that region.

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