Have you heard about UNC-TV’s upcoming documentary on former Senator Jesse Helms? Don’t count on a lovefest for ol’ Jesse. The station calls it an "unprecedented exposé" by filmmaker John Wilson whose previous work includes a film on North Carolina’s liberal martyr, Frank Porter Graham (who Jesse just happened to help defeat in the near mythic US Senate race of 1950. Ever notice how liberals in North Carolina talk about the 1950 race with Willis Smith like the "Lost Cause" of the War of Succession?)
Needless to say I will tune in on January 15th to see how fair the film is to North Carolina’s conservative icon. At least they got the title right: Senator No.