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“Take Me Out to the Bulls” game is a half-hour WRAL Documentary that immerses viewers in the experience of visiting the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and watching America’s most famous minor league baseball team play a game.
Employing multiple cameras and even a drone over a four-game home stand, the documentary offers perspectives of the DBAP and a Bulls game that a typical fan in the stands would not see.
The documentary also goes behind the scenes to let viewers see the entire production that goes into creating the Bulls experience, from coordinating the on-field events between innings, putting replays and other images on the video boards and shooting off the fireworks. Viewers will get an exclusive look into the control room where those events are managed and even a peek into the Bulls locker room as players prepare for a game.
Throughout the program viewers will hear from members of the Bulls’ staff, including the head groundskeeper, PA announcer, manual scoreboard operator as well as the team’s manager, a star player and fans.
“Take Me Out to the Bulls Game” was originally produced in 4K, or Ultra High Definition, making it the first locally produced program in the country in that format.
Although the documentary was shot in 4K, this broadcast will be in normal high definition.
Narrated by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.
“Replacing a legend is difficult. Becoming one yourself … well, that’s rare.” — WRAL-TV News Director Rick Gall “What a ride. What a journey. What a privilege.” – WRAL-TV anchor David Crabtree After 35 years delivering the news on radio,
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WRAL News photographer Richard Adkins flew into the eye of a storm named Irene, August 2011. You’ll see what happens inside this special aircraft referred to as a “Hurricane Hunter” as it criss-crosses through a hurricane.
Adkins wrote and shot this story. It is voiced by WRAL News anchor David Crabtree.
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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.