Life of Timberlake

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Article Published: Jan. 12, 2012 | Modified: Jan. 12, 2012
Life of Timberlake

Bob Timberlake relaxes on a porch during the summer in Blowing Rock.
Photo courtesy Chetola Resort



The 17th installment of UNC-TV’s historic “Biographical Conversations” series provides an intimate portrait of a North Carolina legend on the occasion of his 75th birthday in “Biographical Conversations with Bob Timberlake.”

A series of three one-hour interviews between UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery and Lexington’s most well-known artist, designer and entrepreneur creates a unique opportunity to hear Timberlake’s life story in his own words. The started Jan. 8 and continues on consecutive Sundays, Jan. 15 and 22 at 7 p.m. on UNC-TV.

Charter Communications cable customers in the High Country can find UNC-TV on channel 13. 
Despite no formal art education or training, Timberlake’s 40-year career depicting the simple life in his native North Carolina endears his work to millions of admirers around the world.

As the late CBS newsman, Charles Kuralt, wrote in his book, “Somewhere in Time,” about Timberlake, “I met a painter, also a North Carolinian, who, like me, has known some of these old things himself and heard to tell of many others, and has felt within himself the strong urge to get it down, as much as he can, and pass it on.”

In its “Biographical Conversations” series, UNC-TV engages in intimate one-on-one conversations to capture the life stories of extraordinary North Carolinians whose impact and vision have earned them national prominence and a place in history.

Timberlake has longstanding ties to the High Country, with the Bob Timberlake Gallery located on Main Street in Blowing Rock and the Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort. Chetola’s Manor House Restaurant is currently being remodeled and will reopen this spring as “Timberlake’s.”


UNC-TV is North Carolina’s statewide public television network, thanks to a unique combination of public investment and private support.

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