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  • WRAL News anchor David Crabtree

    David Crabtree joined WRAL News in 1994 and will retire at the end of 2018. His long and distinguished career at WRAL include covering local stories that impact North Carolina and traveling the world to document the Election of Pope Francis; the funeral of Nelson Mandela; survivors of the Haiti earthquake in 2010; interview with Holocaust survivors; Pope John Paul II’s funeral; Mother Theresa’s funeral; James Taylor in London; documentary on the Vatican; covering seven major hurricanes; interviewing husbands of wives with breast cancer; a documentary focusing on living conditions of migrant workers in North Carolina; the documentary, “Focal Point: The Other North Carolina.”

    David is interviewed by John Harris, CBC Director of Special Projects. It is a free-wheeling, casual chat that covers everything from David’s childhood dream to be in broadcasting to discerning what his next mission in life might be within the Episcopal Church.

    Prior to WRAL, David worked at KCNC-TV, Denver, Colo.; 1988 to 1991: KMGH-TV, Denver, Colo.; 1985 to 1988: WITN-TV, Washington, N.C., 1982 to 1984: WKRN, Nashville, Tenn.

    Two channel audio.
    Photography by Robert Meikle
    Recorded November 15, 2017

  • 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.

  • David Crabtree to Retire From WRAL in Late 2018

    “Replacing a legend is difficult. Becoming one yourself … well, that’s rare.” — WRAL-TV News Director Rick Gall “What a ride. What a journey. What a privilege.” – WRAL-TV anchor David Crabtree After 35 years delivering the news on radio,
  • Intracoastal Waterway, A “Ribbon of Dreams”

    July Throwback Thursday continues with the Dream Theme. Today we revisit the 2002 documentary titled “Ribbon of Dreams.” Ol’ Huck Finn had the muddy Mississippi River, but WRAL News anchor David Crabtree and photographer Keith Baker had the mighty Atlantic
  • NBC Chairman Mark Lazarus talks with David Crabtree

    Chairman of NBC Broadcasting and NBC Sports, Mark Lazarus visited WRAL in February, 2017. During his visit he addressed the staff of WRAL and answered questions from employees. WRAL News anchor David Crabtree talked one on one with Lazarus about the relationship between NBC and WRAL, and about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

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