Shannon Vickery interviews General Hugh Shelton for Sunday's installment of "Biographical Conversations" on UNC-TV.
Vickery talks to Shelton, a North Carolina native, about his life growing up on a family farm in Edgecombe County, his time at North Carolina State University, his distinguished military career and his long marriage to Carolyn Johnson Shelton.
Shelton led the ground campaign in the first Gulf War and was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs for two presidents. Shelton departed public service in late 2011 after a fall left him temporarily paralyzed.
The Shelton interviews will air in four parts beginning Sunday at 6 p.m. Subsequent episodes will air over the next four Sundays at the same hour: January 13, 20 and 27. This is only the second time "Biographical Conversations" has devoted four parts to a subject, the first being former Governor Jim Hunt.