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  • The Making of Take Me Out to the Bulls Game 4K

    “Take Me Out to the Bulls” game is a half-hour WRAL Documentary that immerses viewers in the experience of visiting the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and watching America’s most famous minor league baseball team play a game.
    Employing multiple cameras and even a drone over a four-game home stand, the documentary offers perspectives of the DBAP and a Bulls game that a typical fan in the stands would not see.

    The documentary also goes behind the scenes to let viewers see the entire production that goes into creating the Bulls experience, from coordinating the on-field events between innings, putting replays and other images on the video boards and shooting off the fireworks. Viewers will get an exclusive look into the control room where those events are managed and even a peek into the Bulls locker room as players prepare for a game.

    Throughout the program viewers will hear from members of the Bulls’ staff, including the head groundskeeper, PA announcer, manual scoreboard operator as well as the team’s manager, a star player and fans.

    “Take Me Out to the Bulls Game” was originally produced in 4K, or Ultra High Definition, making it the first locally produced program in the country in that format.

    Although the documentary was shot in 4K, this broadcast will be in normal high definition.

    Narrated by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.

  • Dreams of Gold NC Olympic Festival 1987

    After several years of dreaming, North Carolina landed the Olympic Festival for 1987. The opening ceremonies took place on July 17, 1987 in Carter-Finley stadium in Raleigh. Athletic events were held in nearby cities. Greensboro hosted figure and speed skating. Durham was the site for track and field, soccer and wrestling. Chapel Hill hosted basketball, gymnastics, and swimming. Cary was home base for archery. Raleigh was tapped to host diving, boxing, and equestrian. Kerr Lake was the site for yachting.

    WRAL Sports anchors Tom Suiter and Bob Holliday host this special broadcast, Dreams of Gold, leading up to the festival.

    Capitol Broadcasting Company was a Grand Patron sponsor of the Festival.

    Aired: July 11, 1987

  • Grape Expectations documentary about NC wine industry

    “Grape Expectations” examines the economic success story that is the North Carolina wine industry. Meet the pioneers of the industry, learn how the industry is generating revenue, examine the sustainability of the industry’s growth and explore the wide variety of wineries and vineyards that span our state from the mountains to the coast.

    Hosted by WRAL reporter Monica Laliberte.
    Produced by Clay Johnson.
    Photographer/editor Jay Jennings
    Aired 2012.

  • Jay Jennings and Russian “Strangers in the Night”

    We conclude our TBT Russian theme with another news trip to the “land of the bear.” It is 1992 and our intrepid international correspondents are WRAL News anchor Donna Gregory and photographer Jay Jennings. The name of the country has
  • Vladimir Comes to America

    WRAL News anchor Donna Gregory and news photographer Jay Jennings first met Vladimir Koslov in 1992 in Moscow. Vladimir and his family graciously served as one of several hosts to the NC Friendship Force during their visit to Russia.

    The favor was returned a few months later when Vladimir traveled to America. He split his time staying with Jay and his family, and with Donna and her family. The Jennings took him grocery shopping and to a hockey game. Donna showed Vladimir around the mall in Cary and the local schools and universities.

    Watch and listen to Vladimir share his insights into the differences between life in Russia vs life in America. Hint. There are more smiles in America.

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