More Highlights for David Witherspoon
WRAL First HD Newscast at State Fair
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.
Tuning in with Fletcher
Robert and Mary Bird, David Witherspoon and Fred Fletcher perform a Latin number for 1954 radio show
The Grass Roots Opera
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.
Fun and games with Fred Fletcher
Fred Fletcher and David Witherspoon having fun with band fundraising letter
Fred Fletcher and gang perform for local show
David Witherspoon, Paul Montgomery and Fred Fletcher perform on Tempus Fugit.