Highlights for Rick Williams
PM Magazine was a weekly television program that was part local/part national. WRAL was one of many stations that participated in this story sharing cooperative made up of member stations across the country.
This particular episode aired September 29, 1987. It is one of the latter shows produced at WRAL. Susan Dahlin was the co-host along with former news reporter Rick Williams who replaced the original co-host Tom McNamara who accepted a news anchoring position in Arizona. In 1988, Rick – a native New Yorker, returned to his news roots at WPVI in Philadephia.
Vintage commercial and promos are included in this episode.
Former PM Magazine host Tom McNamara became a news anchor at KTVK in Phoenix, Arizona in the late ’80s. But he always remembered his friends back at WRAL-TV and the viewers in Raleigh. Tom sent this Christmas greeting and an update on what was happening in life in Arizona.
Tom is now retired from working in television. His last position was with KVOA in Tucson, Arizona. He anchored the evening newscast for 18 years. Tom announced his retirement in December 2014.
PM Magazine was a syndicated program with local hosts. At WRAL, the hosts were Susan Dahlin and Tom McNamara. After Tom left WRAL to pursue a career in news, Rick Williams joined the fun with Susan.
This video is a compilation of several bloopers caught on tape. The first sequence is Susan cracking up NASCAR driver Benny Parsons.
1986 was a year of celebration for PM Magazine! Susan Dahlin and co-host Tom McNamara traveled beyond North Carolina to Hawaii for fun in the sun. July 1986 also signaled a change in co-hosts when Tom became a news anchor at a station in Arizona. WRAL reporter Rick Williams was tapped to be Susan’s co-host. They traveled to Disney World in Florida where the fun continued. Enjoy the memories of PM Magazine from 1986.