More Highlights for Kevin Duffus
Many Africans were affected by the massive drought in the early 1980’s. In 1985, a group of dedicated people from the Raleigh/Durham area went on a fact-finding trip to find an area that wanted assistance in becoming more self-sufficient. The rural Shinyanga Region was selected and Project Tanzania was born.
WRAL-TV produced an hour-long documentary that introduced North Carolinians to the situation in Shinyanga and identified ways to help Tanzanians help themselves. This wasn’t another hand-out program, but a way to give these people a hand up to a better life.
This video is a sampling of news reports in 1985 and 1986 about the efforts to help the people in Tanzania.
WRAL-TV received the 1986 World Hunger Media Award for the documentary “Tanzani: A Need Beyond Hunger.”
Live coverage of the 400th anniversary of the English coming to America. The program includes historical background reports, meeting the people of today living in Plymouth, and other points of interest.
The broadcast originated from the west pier of Plymouth harbor on the Barbicon Coast in SW England.
The celebration included a parade, horse drawn carriages, Her Majesty Royal Marine marching band, and speeches from dignataries from England and North Carolina including Governor Jim Hunt.
WRAL-TV News Anchor Charlie Gaddy anchors the broadcast carried by stations throughout the state by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters.
“Frog Hollow” was an award winning children’s program for pre-school aged children. “Frog Hollow” received the prestigous Iris Award for Best Children’s Program in medium market stations. It also won an Action for Children’s Television award in 1982.
WRAL-TV staffers Cindy Sink and Kevin Duffus during production of 1983 Partners Auction.
WRAL-TV News Anchor Charlie Gaddy explores the heritage of the Barbicon at Plymouth, England. Gaddy meets local fisherman Fred Brimacombe and his wife Joyce. They talk about the lure of the sea, daily life of a fisherman, memories of World War 2 in England, and a visit to a local pub.