New WRAL Documentary Examines the Life and Legacy of Former Governor Jim Hunt

“State of Mine: The Jim Hunt Story”
Premieres Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

WRAL Documentary“I spent almost my entire life in public service, because I love this state. I love the people of North Carolina.” These are the words of four-term Governor Jim Hunt, one of the most popular and influential politicians in North Carolina history. The new WRAL Documentary “State of Mine: The Jim Hunt Story” is a one-hour documentary examining Hunt’s life and legacy. The program, narrated by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree, airs Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

“State of Mine: The Jim Hunt Story” begins with Hunt’s childhood on a farm in rural Wilson County. The program tracks his journey into politics, from the beginning as a student at NC State University, to his only political defeat in a US Senate race against Jesse Helms, to his return to power as a chief executive who changed the course of our state’s history.

WRAL Documentary: State of MIneThe story is told through interviews conducted just after Hunt left office in 2001-02. In addition to Hunt, interview subjects include former key campaign staff, former cabinet members, political strategists who waged campaigns against Hunt, election opponents, personal friends and exclusive interviews with his family members.

This television documentary is the first to tell the complete Jim Hunt story and includes unprecedented, behind-the-scenes glimpses into his life.

Statewide Broadcast Schedule

  • WRAL-TV/Raleigh – Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
  • WILM-TV/Wilmington – Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
  • WRAZ-TV/Durham – Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m.

To watch a preview of the documentary, go to and search: WRAL doc.

The documentary will also be available for on-demand viewing any time after the premiere television broadcast.

Viewers can participate in the documentary on twitter: follow @WRALDoc and #JimHuntStory.

WRAL Documentary is one of the only dedicated documentary units in local TV. Its mission is to provide in-depth coverage of topics and issues relevant to North Carolinians.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story.

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