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Helms documentary airs Jan. 15

Jesse Helms will be featured in a UNC-TV documentary on Jan. 15.

Jack Betts has the details on This Old State:

The UNC-TV documentary, produced by filmmaker John Wilson, is entitled "Senator No: Jesse Helms." A press release from the public television station quotes University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato as observing, "Whether you like him or dislike him, he was at the heart of the conservative movement that changed America from the 1970s to today."

In addition, a biography of Helms by former UNC-Greensboro historian Bill Link is due on Feb. Its title is "Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism."


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Re: Helms documentary airs Jan. 15

Actually, Helms was there from the beginning in 1950s Smith-Graham Senate race. I hope they don't overlook that. Also, since it's public tv, it's probably a pack of lies, but it should be an interesting stab at North Carolina political history, one of my loves.


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