More Highlights for Renee McCoy
Enjoy watching a compilation of newscasts featuring coverage of the 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four and championship game. Spoiler alert! Duke University won the championship.
WRAL sent a news and sports team to cover the excitement of the event. You’ll meet the student who was the Duke Blue Devil in 1992.
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.
This 1987 news promo showcases the Team of Specialists. Renee McCoy handled “Call for Action.” Denise Boyer specialized in health related stories called “Medical Beat.” Tina Seldin reported on money matters called “Money Desk.” Nina Szlosberg delved deeper into stories called “In Depth” and Bill Leslie reported on human interest stories specific to North Carolina.
The lead story on WRAL News, April 7, 1990 was the resignation of NCSU Basketball coachJim Valvano. The news consumed the “A” block, or first segment of the newscast.
Valvano was a charismatic, popular coach who encouraged and inspired his players to a remarkable win of the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1983. The team was referred to as the “Cardiac Pack” due to their buzzer beater wins that advanced them to the next bracket toward the championship.
Controversy grew from accusations in a book, Personal Fouls, by Peter Golenbock. A 1989 NCAA investigation cleared Valvano. Six separate entities investigated Valvano and the NC State basketball program including the NC State Faculty Senate, the North Carolina Attorney General, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, the NC State Board of Trustees, and the NCAA. None of them found any recruiting or financial improprieties. Under subsequent pressure from the school’s faculty and Chancellor, Valvano negotiated a settlement with NC State and resigned as basketball coach.
News Highlights of 1991 include the following stories. Coverage of the war in Iraq and Kuwait feature reports live from the field and interviews with troops from Fort Bragg, Pope AFB and Seymour Johnson AFB. Other highlights from 1991 include the explosion and fire at the Imperial Food plant in Hamlet where many employees were killed due to locked doors. Crew members aboard the Navy ship USS Raleigh were caught violating policy by dumping garbage overboard into the ocean. A congressional hearing followed in response to that act. Reporter/anchor Bill Leslie demonstrates what it is like to fight a fire. Duke University wins the NCAA Championship by defeating the Jayhawks of the University of Kansas.