Since 1960, “The Andy Griffith Show” has appeared on televisions across the country and in North Carolina nonstop. It has been a cultural phenomenon with an incredible lasting impact.  But why, and will it continue?  

A new documentary examines those questions and more, especially in light of questions today on whether a Mayberry approach would work to convince people to take the COVID-19 vaccine. 

On this week’s episode of “Tying It Together With Tim Boyum,” Tim is joined by Chris Hudson, director of “The Mayberry Effect,” and historian Dr. Gary Freeze for a fun, educational and perhaps controversial look at the past, present and future impact of “The Andy Griffith Show.”!

About the Podcast

With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.

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