Clarence Williams, director/producer, had the distinction of being the longest term employee at Capitol Broadcasting Company for many years.
He started work at WRAL-TV in September, 1966 when he was 15 years old and a student in the 10th grade at Ligon High School in Raleigh. His grandmother had to sign a work permit for him to be an employee.
Clarence directed award winning newscasts, live sports coverage, public affairs programs, special projects, and changed the way college coaches shows were produced by moving the production away from the studio environment to being produced on location. Clarence directed/produced/edited the NC State coaches program including “The Jim Valvano Show” which became the standard for other coaches and broadcasters to use across the nation.
Clarence retired from WRAL in October 2015.
Watch and listen to Clarence Williams share his memories about WRAL with John Harris, Corporate Director of Special Projects.