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Chappell-Kinard Interviews

Identifier: MSS 0204

Scope and Contents

This collection is a series of interviews of Fred Chappell conducted by Lee Kinard over a 10-year period. All aired in Greensboro on The Good Morning Show. Some of the interviews were conducted on the air while others were conducted at other locations and broadcast later.

Kinard transcribed and edited the tapes, and two copies of the transcription are included.


  • 1987 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. See Use/Rights statement for instructions on citing or quoting from these interviews.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to contact WFMY-TV for permission to cite or quote from these interviews.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Fred Chappell is a poet and was a long-time professor of creative writing in the English department at UNCG, where he taught advanced composition, poetry, and fiction. Chappell has won numerous awards and served a 5-year term as poet laureate of North Carolina.

Lee Kinard is the creator and host of the long-running local television program, The Good Morning Show on WFMY-TV. During his career, Kinard also served as a weatherman and news anchor. Kinard received his BA, MA and EdD degrees from UNCG.


1.00 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Tapes and transcripts of local television host Lee Kinard interviewing poet and UNCG professor Fred Chappell, dated between 1987 and 1997.

Method of Acquisition

Given by Lee Kinard, March 2003.

Related Materials

See also the Fred Chappell papers at Duke University.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
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Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US