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  • WRAL-TV Once Again Best For 2018 Maggy Awards, Other CBC Winners

    Cary Magazine has released its 2018 Maggy Awards list, and WRAL-TV has once again been voted Best TV Station.  Several other CBC entities made the list as well, earning honors among the Best of Western Wake. A record-breaking 15,207 votes
  • New Anchor for WRAL-TV: Brad Johansen Joins Team in April 2018

    WRAL-TV welcomes Brad Johansen to the WRAL news team, beginning in April of 2018.  Johansen will anchor a variety of newscasts alongside the current WRAL news team of Debra Morgan, Gerald Owens, Kathryn Brown and David Crabtree, who is set
  • Where It All Began: The Founding of WRAL-TV

    December 15, 1956 WRAL-TV began broadcasting to viewers in eastern North Carolina. In order to better understand why this station is so driven, one needs to have insight into its founder and the first leadership team. No one can tell
  • WRAL-TV and Lucky Strike Tower Now Lit for Holidays

    The towers at both the WRAL-TV studios and American Tobacco Campus are now aglow for the holidays.  On Friday, December 1, 2017, Capitol Broadcasting celebrated the start of the season with special ceremonies at both locations. WRAL-TV Tower Lighting During
  • 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

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