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210 Pittsboro Street, Campus Box 6210
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-6210
(919) 962-2091   FAX: (919) 962-2279


For immediate use June 30, 1999 -- No. 414


UNC-TV to broadcast celebration of Chancellor Michael Hooker’s life

CHAPEL HILL -- UNC-TV will air a live statewide broadcast of the public celebration of the life of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Michael Hooker beginning at 11 a.m. Friday (July 2) in Memorial Hall.

Music as well as tributes by state officials, university leaders and friends of Hooker will highlight the public service.

Those planning to attend are advised to arrive early, as Memorial seats only 1,600. Doors will open at 10 a.m. In the event of an overflow crowd, the university will show the live UNC-TV coverage on a large screen in the Hanes Art Center auditorium.

Public parking will be in the Swain and Hill lots off Cameron Avenue; the water tower and Carolina Inn lots off Pittsboro Street; and the Park Place lot at Boundary Street across from UNC Press. Overflow parking will be available at the P lot at the corner of Airport Road and Estes Drive. Shuttle buses will run between that lot and Memorial.

UNC-CH Provost Dick Richardson has suspended classes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

UNC-TV, the statewide public television network affiliated with the 16-campus UNC system, will air the service live on all affiliates: WUNF-TV 33 in Asheville; WUNC-TV 4, Chapel Hill; WUND-TV 2, Columbia; WUNG-TV 58, Concord/Charlotte; WUNK-TV 25, Greenville; WUNM-TV 19, Jacksonville; WUNE-TV 17, Linville; WUNU-TV 31, Lumberton; WUNP-TV 36, Roanoke Rapids; WUNJ-TV 39, Wilmington; and WUNL-TV 26, Winston-Salem.

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Editors: News Services will issue details tomorrow (July 1) for media representatives who wish to cover the service. TV and radio stations should plan for pool video and audio feeds from UNC-TV because space inside will be tight.

Contacts: UNC-CH News Services, 962-2091