More Highlights for Tom McNamara
1983 “March Madness” resulted NC State winning the NCAA National Basketball Championship. The team was tagged with the nickname “Cardiac Pack” after winning games that ended in heart-stopping, buzzer beater baskets.
Watch this 30 minute program, complete with vintage commercials, that captures the excitement on campus and in the community. GO PACK!
Former PM Magazine host Tom McNamara became a news anchor at KTVK in Phoenix, Arizona in the late ’80s. But he always remembered his friends back at WRAL-TV and the viewers in Raleigh. Tom sent this Christmas greeting and an update on what was happening in life in Arizona.
Tom is now retired from working in television. His last position was with KVOA in Tucson, Arizona. He anchored the evening newscast for 18 years. Tom announced his retirement in December 2014.
Tom McNamara and Susan Dahlin were co-hosts of the daily evening program, “PM MAGAZINE” on WRAL-TV during the early ’80s. Tom eventually left WRAL in 1984 in order to pursue a career in news in Phoenix, Arizona. He became a news anchor at channel 3, KTVK.
Susan visited Tom in Phoenix and received a quick tour of the gorgeous area. (circa 1985)
PM Magazine was a syndicated program with local hosts. At WRAL, the hosts were Susan Dahlin and Tom McNamara. After Tom left WRAL to pursue a career in news, Rick Williams joined the fun with Susan.
This video is a compilation of several bloopers caught on tape. The first sequence is Susan cracking up NASCAR driver Benny Parsons.
1986 was a year of celebration for PM Magazine! Susan Dahlin and co-host Tom McNamara traveled beyond North Carolina to Hawaii for fun in the sun. July 1986 also signaled a change in co-hosts when Tom became a news anchor at a station in Arizona. WRAL reporter Rick Williams was tapped to be Susan’s co-host. They traveled to Disney World in Florida where the fun continued. Enjoy the memories of PM Magazine from 1986.