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UNC-TV program profiles Frank Daniels Jr. and the history of The News & Observer

Frank Daniels, left, and Frank Daniels Jr. at the unveiling of the Josephus Daniels statue in Nash Square in downtown Raleigh
Frank Daniels, left, and Frank Daniels Jr. at the unveiling of the Josephus Daniels statue in Nash Square in downtown Raleigh The News & Observer

The UNC-TV program “Biographical Conversations” has a special three-part look into the life of Frank Daniels Jr., former publisher of the once-family-owned News & Observer Publishing Company.

The News & Observer was founded by Frank Daniels’ grandfather, Josephus Daniels, in 1894. The newspaper and its holdings were sold to McClatchy in 1995.

In the first installment, Daniels talks about the beginnings of the Daniels legacy as owners of the newspaper. In part two, he discusses his childhood, education and his N&O tenure, including taking over as publisher of the newspaper when his father retired in 1986. In part three, Daniels talks about the influence of digital platforms and the paper’s sale to McClatchy.

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(L-R): Josephus Daniels Jr., Frank Daniels, Jonathan Daniels and Josephus Daniels Sr. stand beside press managers and workers at The News & Observer. No date. The News & Observer The News & Observer

How to watch

Here’s the schedule to watch on UNC-TV channels.

Part 1:

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10 p.m., NC Channel

Wednesday Oct. 4, 3 a.m. on NC Channel

Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 p.m., UNC-TV

Friday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m., NC Channel

Part 2:

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 p.m., NC Channel

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 3 a.m., NC Channel

Thursday, Oct 12, 10 p.m., UNC-TV

Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m., NC Channel

Part 3:

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10 p.m., NC Channel

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3 a.m., NC Channel

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 p.m., UNC-TV

Friday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m., NC Channel

You can also watch episodes online: video.unctv.org/show/biographical-conversations.

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