More Highlights for Fred Taylor
Action News 5 hour long newscast that air January 7, 1985. At this time, WRAL was still an affiliate with the ABC network.
One of the main stories of the day was Jim Martin’s first full day as Governor of North Carolina. (full coverage of his inauguration on January 6 is available on this website) Other stories of the day were reported by Shelly Kofler, Sharon Nash, Connie Howard, Tim Kent, Tina Seldon, Fred Taylor, Denece Boyer, Renee McCoy and Joe Oliver. Sports with Tom Suiter. Weather with Bob Debardelaben. Editorial by Joel Lawhon.
The commercials that aired that day are included as well.
From left to right we see Ray Wilkinson, CBC VP and President of Ag News, WRAL News anchor/reporter John Hudson and WRAL reporter Fred Taylor. The picture was taken in Studio A on September 28, 1989. The occasion was a
Action News 5 newscast from December 12, 1978. Charlie Gaddy was the solo news anchor. Bob Debardelaben was the weathercaster, and Rich Brenner was sports anchor. Also seen seated at the anchor desk was reporter Leila Tvedt, who primarily covered high profile court cases. Also seen in the newscast is legendary reporter Fred Taylor and sportscaster Tom Suiter.
The video shows the end of the lead-in ABC network program “Bewitched” followed by headlines, commercial break, Action News 5 open and then the newscast. Classic commercials have been saved as well.
Hurricane Diana hit the coast of North Carolina with category 4 winds on September 13, 1984. WRAL news, at that time called “Action News 5,” sent news crews to various NC coastal locations to cover evacuations and damage. This video is a compilation of news stories that aired over several days. You will see WRAL news reporters Fred Taylor, Bill Draper, Tim Kent, Shelly Kofler, Bryan Glazer,and Nina Szlosberg.
WRAL Noon newscast aired September 11, 2001. WRAL News anchors Bill Leslie and Renee McCoy update viewers on local reaction to the terrorist attack, including reports from Fort Bragg (Army) and Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro. Other reporters include Tom Lawrence at Raleigh/Durham airport, Mark Roberts at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, Melissa Buscher at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, Brian Bowman at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, and Fred Taylor in Raleigh. In Studio A,WRAL News Anchor David Crabtree interviewed four ministers representing the Catholic, Episcopal, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities.
The coverage includes coverage by CBS News with news anchor Dan Rather and CBS news correspondents.
September 11, 2001 is the day terrorists unleashed an attack on America by crashing four commercial airliners filled with passengers into locations in the eastern United States. The first two planes were deliberately flown by the terrorists, who hijacked the airplanes, into the Twin Towers in New York City. A third aircraft was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon, headquarters of the US Military, and a fourth aircraft was retaken by passengers and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, thereby preventing the aircraft from reaching its intended target. Some have speculated that it was destined to crash into the White House.