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  • Gaddy and Hefner before WRAL 50th anniversary reunion newscast

    Charlie Gaddy chats with WRAL GM Jim Hefner before reunion newscast in 2006

  • DeBardelaben and Gaddy

    Legendary anchors Bob DeBardelaben and Charlie Gaddy share a moment following the WRAL 50th anniversary newscast in 2006

  • 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

  • 1992 NC Friendship Force Trip to Moscow Final report of 11 Elle Lysova

    The USSR ceased to exist on December 26, 1991. A few weeks later, WRAL News anchor Donna Gregory and WRAL photographer Jay Jennings accompanied the NC Friendship Force on a trip to Russia, now formerly the USSR, in mid-January 1992.

    Meet Elle Lyosa, a physical therapist who works at Moscow State University. She is paid the equivalent of three dollars of month. She is a single mother with a four year old son. Their home is an apartment that is 9‘ X 15’. Her outlook is positive as she seeks to better her life.

    This is the last of 11 reports that aired on WRAL News.

  • 1992 NC Friendship Force Trip to Moscow Report #8 Russian Economy

    The USSR ceased to exist on December 26, 1991. A few weeks later, WRAL News anchor Donna Gregory and WRAL photographer Jay Jennings accompanied the NC Friendship Force on a trip to Russia, now formerly the USSR, in mid-January 1992.

    People in Moscow had to stand in long lines to shop for food they often could not afford. Those who had a summer home in the country were able to plant food on the farm that enabled them to store enough food to get them through the bleak winter months.

    This is the eighth of 11 reports that aired on WRAL News.

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