Qubein to host new series on PBS

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Jun. 29—HIGH POINT — President Nido Qubein of High Point University has landed a new television gig with PBS North Carolina.

"Side By Side With Nido Qubein," a weekly interview show hosted by Qubein, will premiere Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., immediately following "PBS NewsHour." PBS North Carolina officials announced the new show Tuesday.

The series will feature introspective and in-depth conversations between Qubein and a variety of influential guests as they discuss leadership, inspiration and their life experiences, according to a press release. The series will also feature guests with direct ties to North Carolina.

Lindsay Bierman, CEO of PBS North Carolina, called Qubein "one of the most captivating storytellers and interviewers I know."

"With his A-list lineup of guests, inimitable style, and ability to own any room, I expect the program to engage diverse audiences across the state and beyond," she said.

Through his success in business and his presidency at HPU, Qubein has become a sought-after professional speaker. During his time as host of HPU's "Access To Innovators" series, he was joined by such notable guests as Condoleezza Rice, Gen. Colin Powell, Steve Wozniak, Tom Brokaw and more.

"When you take the time to get to know someone, something extraordinary happens," Qubein said. "You get inspired, you learn something new, you expand your own horizons. That's why I'm excited to continue to join PBS NC and bring exciting conversation to viewers throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond."

The new series will be shown Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on PBS NC and on the PBS Video App.

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