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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.
The half-hour WRAL documentary “State of Inequality” examines the wealth divide between people and places in North Carolina. It profiles someone in the top one-percent and someone living below the poverty line. It looks at their common bonds, different paths and their shared view on the issue of income inequality. The documentary also profiles Wake and Bertie counties and examines why they are on opposite ends of the prosperity scale. “State of Inequality” also explores the effects of wealth disparity and possible solutions to lessen its impact.
“State of Inequality” is hosted by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree. Produced and written by Clay Johnson.
The documentary was shot in 4K High Dynamic Range and broadcasted in High Definition. Aired Thursday, March 16, 2017.
On January 12, 2010 Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The devastation was enormous. Many countries responded with humanitarian aide, including the United States. Locally, Pediatrician William C. Carr, MD, and Family Physician Lawrence J. Watts, MD, served on the medical mission organized by Global Medical Outreach of Sampson County.
WRAL News anchor David Crabtree and photographer Keith Baker spent a week in Haiti covering the work performed by Sampson County physicians. They set up make-shift clinics and provided healthcare under primitive conditions. Crabtree and Baker were pressed into service by holding equipment and providing light from the news camera.
Watch these two stories to gain insight into what Crabtree and Baker witnessed up close and personal.
WRAL sent other reporters, photographers and engineers to Haiti to cover the devastation. This is just a glimpse into the coverage.
WRAL celebrated 60 years of broadcasting on December 15, 2016. In recognition of that anniversary, Scott Mason – better known as The Tar Heel Traveler – took viewers on a time travel, via black and white film footage, to witness several news events covered by WRAL during the early years.
A few of the highlights include President John F. Kennedy’s visit to the campus of UNC to WRAL News Director Bill Armstrong’s interview with NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong while he was training at the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. Meet Marlene Carole, WRAL’s first female weatherperson who used a chalkboard to write the high and low temperatures – with an eye-wink. Later we see WRAL transition to color and then lead the nation in HD technology.
Feature edited by WRAL Tar Heel Traveler photographer Bob Meikle.
WRAL-TV’s tower became a beacon for the holidays as is annual tradition on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The first day of December always marks the WRAL Tower Lighting. WRAL-TV Anchors Debra Morgan & David Crabtree hosted the event alongside WRAL-TV