On Sunday, March 6th, Durham Tech volunteers worked the morning-afternoon shift answering pledge phone calls on live television for UNC-TV. The spring UNC-TV Festival is a telethon fundraiser in which viewers can call in to pledge money to fund the station’s programming. This was Durham Tech’s second year volunteering at UNC-TV, although this year’s volunteers were all brand new to the telethon. The group of 16 students completed training and donned headsets in preparation for their 5 hour shift. In between the episodes of the Downton Abbey marathon, Durham Tech volunteers could be spotted behind the host answering the phones. Because it was the Downton Abbey marathon, volunteers borrowed Downton Abbey themed apparel from the TV station to wear while they answered the phones. As the day came to a close the volunteered reflected how much fun the shift had been, especially when it came to speaking over the phone with many of the elderly callers. As a final surprise, the group was able to take a picture with Cookie Monster!