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  • Miracle on the Hudson US Airways Flight 1549

    On January 15, 2009 US Airways flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City headed to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, three minutes into the flight, a flock of geese flew into the path of the airliner resulting in massive damage to the engines. Captain Chesley”Sully” Sullenberger and pilot Jeff Skiles were forced to land the aircraft, an Airbus 320, in the Hudson River. The miracle was that all survived the water landing.

    US Airways is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. A “family reunion” of sorts was held in the Charlotte City Chambers for the passengers and crew of the flight. Pat McCrory, then Mayor of Charlotte and future NC Governor, presented passengers and crew commemorative items.

    WRAL News Reporter Ken Smith.

  • PM Magazine full episode September 28, 1987

    PM Magazine was a weekly television program that was part local/part national. WRAL was one of many stations that participated in this story sharing cooperative made up of member stations across the country.

    This particular episode aired September 29, 1987. It is one of the latter shows produced at WRAL. Susan Dahlin was the co-host along with former news reporter Rick Williams who replaced the original co-host Tom McNamara who accepted a news anchoring position in Arizona. In 1988, Rick – a native New Yorker, returned to his news roots at WPVI in Philadephia.

    Vintage commercial and promos are included in this episode.

  • Dateline NBC Interviews WRAL-TV’s Sims for Episode about Peterson Case

    WRAL-TV Reporter Julia Sims recently got a chance to sit on the other side of the microphone.  After the Mike Peterson murder case closed its latest and final chapter, Dateline NBC reached out to interview her.  Sims has been covering
  • CBC/WRAL-TV Night at UNC-TV’s 2017 Spring Fundraiser: Supporting Public Television

    Over the past 15 years, Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL-TV have established a tradition of supporting public television.  On Monday, March 6, 2017, CBC volunteers kept that tradition going while helping UNC-TV with the first night of its Spring Fundraiser, a
  • One Year After NBC Transition: WRAL-TV #1 NBC Affiliate in Top 25 Still Top-Rated News in Raleigh-Durham Market

    Just a year since changing network affiliation, WRAL-TV has cemented itself as the number one rated NBC affiliate in the Top 25 markets, and continued its 60-year legacy of local news leadership. In February, WRAL News was the most watched
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