George Olsen says the narrow definition of Down East is correct.
Of course, his show uses the more liberal definition of essentially the coastal plains area, and he says he's heard definitions that are literally all over the map.
Recent episodes of "Down East Journal" have featured towns as far afield from Carteret County as Jacksonville, New Bern and Greenville.
But Olsen's not taking any credit for helping popularize the broader definition.
"I didn't create Down East Journal," he says. "I just inherited it."