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  • Dreams of Gold NC Olympic Festival 1987

    After several years of dreaming, North Carolina landed the Olympic Festival for 1987. The opening ceremonies took place on July 17, 1987 in Carter-Finley stadium in Raleigh. Athletic events were held in nearby cities. Greensboro hosted figure and speed skating. Durham was the site for track and field, soccer and wrestling. Chapel Hill hosted basketball, gymnastics, and swimming. Cary was home base for archery. Raleigh was tapped to host diving, boxing, and equestrian. Kerr Lake was the site for yachting.

    WRAL Sports anchors Tom Suiter and Bob Holliday host this special broadcast, Dreams of Gold, leading up to the festival.

    Capitol Broadcasting Company was a Grand Patron sponsor of the Festival.

    Aired: July 11, 1987

  • WRAL anchors old and new at 50th reuncion newscast

    Bob DeBardelaben, Bobbie Battista, Charlie Gaddy and Tom Suiter are joined by successors at reunion in 2006

  • WRAL.com program LIVE@ with host Brian Shrader and guest WRAL sports anchor Tom Suiter

    LIVE@ was a unique 10 minute program that streamed “live” from a mini-studio/control room on WRAL.com. The program was hosted by Brian Shrader. Most of the guests were staff members of WRAL-TV and WRAL.COM. The program was spontaneous, unscripted craziness! Guests would offer comments on fun happenings in the local community and offer critiques on movies and other entertainment events.

    WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter, semi-retired in 2009, was Brian’s guest on July 23, 2009. Tom fully retired in July, 2016. There is non-stop laughter during this 10 minute interview. Fasten your seatbelts!

  • 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four tournament Compilation of WRAL Sports Coverage

    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.

  • WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter tosses hat like Mary Tyler Moore

    The 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four tournament was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Duke University won the championship game. WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter was part of team coverage of all the festivities that surrounded the sporting event and of course the game itself.

    This short clip shows Tom having fun imitating the iconic hat toss by Mary Tyler Moore as seen during the open of her highly acclaimed weekly CBS comedy show during the ’70s.

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