North Carolina, a state rich in history and tradition. It is the Old North State, the Tar Heel State, our state. Over the decades and centuries since its inception, our state has produced artists, writers, politicians and athletes that have erupted onto the national scene. UNC-TV captures on tape the biographical reminiscences of these extraordinary North Carolinians whose impact and vision have earned them national prominence and a place in history. These one-on-one conversations provide a rare and revealing look, offering unfiltered conversations with exceptional individuals telling their life stories. The format is direct and straightforward, with interviewers asking questions. Vintage and current photographs are used to help viewers visualize referred people and events.