Premieres Sunday – May 29th – 6:30 PM
Only on UNC-TV!

Experience seven decades of history through one-of-a-kind interviews, rare photographs and vintage film footage in BATTLESHP NORTH CAROLINA; The Showboat Legacy, premiering on UNC-TV, Sunday, May 29, at 6:30 PM. This enlightening documentary, from Wilmington filmmaker Rob Hill explores the history behind this decorated Naval vessel and the monumental task of maintaining it as a National Historic Landmark. In this half-hour documentary past and present merge as this program highlights the USS North Carolina’s history and her legacy that continues today.

BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA; The Showboat Legacy is a production of Common Sense Films. The Wilmington, NC, film company spent Eighteen months developing and producing a documentary that captures the true spirit of this unique local attraction. Common Sense Films began production in late 2009, after much research and meeting with museum historians, they began collecting interviews over a 10-month period. By July 2010, Rob Hill had collected almost 25 hours of interviews, over 500 photographs, as well as a collection of never before seen 16mm film footage.  He is also the producer of The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life & Death of Robert E. Harrill.