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UNC-TV presents Hugh McColl program



Article Published: Dec. 30, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
UNC-TV presents Hugh McColl program


In three consecutive Friday evenings, at 10, premiering Jan. 8, UNC-TV presents the many contributions of a legendary North Carolina businessman during the all-new special, Biographical Conversations with Hugh Leon McColl Jr.

Taped in May 2008, this original series takes an intriguing look at the life and times of the now-retired Bank of America CEO, including his crucial contributions that helped shape Charlotte, N.C., into a true success story as the most powerful financial center in the South-and one of the most cultured, dynamic and accessible cities in the nation.

Series host Shannon Vickery takes part in the one-on-one exchanges with this influential banker throughout all three episodes of Biographical Conversation with Hugh Leon McColl Jr. From his trailblazing early years, climb up the corporate ladder, acquisition of one of America's largest banks and crucial work in the revitalization of North Carolina's largest city, the series takes an in-depth look at the life and times of this Tar Heel banking pioneer.

"The Biographical Conversations series is an historic video legacy for the people of North Carolina. This series is a great service, providing compelling television programs for today and an invaluable archive for the future," said Shannon Vickery, program host and UNC-TV's director of production. "It is an honor to have Hugh McColl join the growing list of North Carolinians who have participated in the series. Through our three hours of candid conversation with Mr. McColl, UNC-TV viewers will learn more about this banking pioneer from his early years growing up in a close-knit family, to his climb up the corporate ladder, to his vision for the bank that would become Bank of America and his drive to build the capacity of Charlotte. It's an intriguing conversation viewers statewide won't want to miss."

Biographical Conversations with Hugh Leon McColl Jr. is part of an ongoing, original series produced by UNC-TV. North Carolina's late senators Terry Sanford and Jesse Helms, late historian John Hope Franklin, former University of North Carolina president and North Carolina People host William Friday, philanthropist Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, late photographer Hugh Morton, civil rights attorney Julius Chambers, late state legislator Ruth Easterling, and former governors James Holshouser, James B. Hunt, and James G. Martin were all featured in previous Biographical Conversations with... specials.

For more information about Biographical Conversations with..., visit http://www.unctv.org/biocon.
Biographical Conversations with... is an ongoing original production of UNC-TV funded by a generous grant from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. Materials collected for the programs are available to scholars, researchers and the public. UNC-TV is the member-supported, statewide broadcast network of the University of North Carolina and is made possible through a unique partnership of public investment and private support.

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