Highlights for Clarence Williams
Guest Capcom writer Clarence Williams spent almost five decades working at WRAL-TV before his retirement in 2015. He has always been one of our best Capcom scoopers, and recently shared this great history story: The History of the Nazareth Community:
“The Pumpkins Strike Back” is a delightful, cheesy series of four vignettes that aired on WRAL-TV during the late night Halloween movie on October 31, 1981. During the commercial breaks, “The Pumpkins Strike Back” would air prior to the commercials, then back to the movie.
Rowell Gorman, “The Man of a Thousand Voices”, wrote the script and provided different voices to the pumpkin characters, as well as appearing in the production. Other “actors” were staff members at WRAL, many who had never acted before – and that will be apparent! The vignettes were produced by the WRAL production staff.
The parody is loosely based on several blockbuster movies including STAR WARS, PSYCHO and PATTON. But “The Pumpkins Strike Back” is in a league of its own. Enjoy!
NOTE: Single channel audio. Originally produced on 3/4 inch videotape.
“I was honored to be in the company of these future leaders and pledge to assist them in any way I personally can.” — WRAL-TV retiree Clarence Williams When Corp Director of Content Andrea Osborne saw The Sir Walters at
WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Ken Smith recently had the honor of presenting a prestigious award to a CBC legend. Retired WRAL-TV Director/Producer Clarence Williams received National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region III Achievers Award in a special ceremony in Memphis, TN,
Although he retired from WRAL-TV last fall, Clarence Williams is still sharing CBC stories from the community. Williams recently wrote this piece to remember a WRAL Radio legend, Raymond “Dr. Jocko” Henderson and his mentor, J.D. Lewis: The beautiful serene