Highlights for David Witherspoon
Elon College, located in Elon, North Carolina near Burlington, honored the legacy of Mr. A.J. Fletcher (1987- 1979) on the 100th anniversary on his birth. This video, produced in 1987, features Mr. Robert Anderson who was the assistant to the president of Elon College.
Anderson presents a biography of Fletcher with emphasis on the impact he had on the community of fine arts, specifically in regards to opera.
Included in this video presentation is David Witherspoon who worked at the Fletcher Foundation. Frank Fletcher, one of AJ’s three sons, shares memories of his father.
The video was viewed by an audience prior to a performance by the Elon College community orchestra.
*Elon College is now Elon University.
WRAL-TV led the nation in the development of High Definition broadcasting. On October 13, 2000 WRAL made history by broadcasting the entire 5:00 PM newscast LIVE in HD from the State Fair. The historic newscast was broadcast from a special stage at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. The broadcast came just days after WRAL announced it was purchasing equipment from Panasonic to allow the station to gather all of its news stories in the 1080i format. WRAL was the first in the country to convert its entire news operation into HD. This video documents the historic moment from a behind-the-scenes perspective.
In 1996, WRAL was the first station in the nation to start broadcasting in HD even though most viewers did not have an HD television set.
Robert and Mary Bird, David Witherspoon and Fred Fletcher perform a Latin number for 1954 radio show
Members of the Grass Roots Opera Company cast of Cosi Fan Tutti. CBC founder AJ Fletcher is 3rd from the left. Fletcher played Don Alfonso.
Fred Fletcher and David Witherspoon having fun with band fundraising letter