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UNC-TV Makes Coronavirus Resources Readily Available

Coronavirus resources include special on-air programming and online sources.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—UNC-TV, as North Carolina’s statewide TV network, is offering a number of different resources for the sharing of critical information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

This includes a number of on-air programs scheduled to air over the next month, including:

  • “PBS NewsHour Presents: Confronting Coronavirus,” exploring public and personal health, as well as the economical impact of the pandemic. (March 19, 8 p.m.)
  • “Spillover,” looking at how diseases are a rising threat around the world. (March 19, 9 p.m.)
  • “FRONTLINE” will follow the story of COVID-19, its impact and the response through the governments in Washington state and the Washington, D.C. (April 21, 9 p.m.)

UNC-TV also ensures that English and Spanish briefings of emergency communications are available to all broadcasters.

There are a number of multiplatform resources that UNC-TV is utilizing as well. The UNC-TV website has its own page on coronavirus that provides the latest guidance and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NC Department of Health and Human Services and Gov. Roy Cooper. The network is sharing updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@publicmedianc). 

UNC-TV has partnered with PBS Kids for videos and resources on how to talk to children about COVID-19, as well as activities and a daily e-newsletter on PBS Kids for Parents. Additional educational resources can be accessed by texting CONNECT to 274448. Also, a library of free lesson plans and distance learning tools are available from PBS LearningMedia.

UNC-TV will continually update these resources as new info and services become available.