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Highlights for Earl Ashe

  • Earl Ashe first director at WRAL

    Earl Ashe was the first director to be hired at WRAL-TV. Ashe shares his stories about the weeks leading up to sign-on in December, 1956. He also shares his background as a pioneer in eastern North Carolina television prior to his arrival in Raleigh. Ashe worked with legendary WRAL personalities Ray Reeves, Bill Armstrong, Bob Knapp, and more. He tells an interesting story about meeting President Ford.

  • WRAL staff with first color remote production truck

    Staff includes L-R: Sonny Dowdy, Lorraine Moore, David Pate, Powell Kidd, Chuck Blake, Earl Ashe, Charles Moye, Leonard Peebles and Gene Walsh.