More Highlights for Scott Mason
Cribbage players travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to compete in the annual National Cribbage Congress tournament – the world’s largest cribbage event.
Nick Pond, former WRAL Sports director/anchor and avid cribbage player, formed the American Cribbage Congress and national tournament in 1973. The competition was held in the studios of WRAL-TV.
We have two vintage stories about the tournament. The first story aired in 2013. Scott Mason, the Tar Heel Traveler, provides a bit of history about this brainy card game.
The second video aired in 1979. Nick Pond explains how cribbage, a popular game at gatherings of family and friends, is now center stage with its own tournament.
WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason features WRAL-TV on his latest installment, in honor of an important anniversary for the Big 5. Dec. 15, 2016, marks 60 years since WRAL-TV first signed on the air. Check out more from about
WRAL reporter Scott Mason takes us back to 1961 and 1962 when demonstrators held peaceful protests in Raleigh on two very different subjects.
In 1961, black people were not permitted to eat at Howard Johnson restaurant on Capitol Boulevard in Raleigh. A peaceful protest was held and the outcome was a change in the law.
In 1962, another protest demonstration was held in Raleigh when when NC State College expanded its graduate school offerings. The college wanted to change its name to NC State University. The UNC Consolidated System, which governs all state-supported schools in the state, rejected that name and told the school that it had to change its name to UNC-Raleigh. The name became NC State University.
WRAL-TV led the nation in the development of High Definition broadcasting. On October 13, 2000 WRAL made history by broadcasting the entire 5:00 PM newscast LIVE in HD from the State Fair. The historic newscast was broadcast from a special stage at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The broadcast came just days after WRAL announced it was purchasing equipment from Panasonic to allow the station to gather all of its news stories in the 1080i format. WRAL was the first in the country to convert its entire news operation into HD. This video documents the historic moment from a behind-the-scenes perspective.
In 1996, WRAL was the first station in the nation to start broadcasting in HD even though most viewers did not have an HD television set.
WRAL-TV Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason has a tough job. He spends part of his working life chowing down in the best, sometimes hidden, North Carolina eateries. At least he’s kind enough to share. Mason’s next Tar Heel Traveler special,