Highlights for Joe Oliver
Action News 5 hour long newscast that air January 7, 1985. At this time, WRAL was still an affiliate with the ABC network.
One of the main stories of the day was Jim Martin’s first full day as Governor of North Carolina. (full coverage of his inauguration on January 6 is available on this website) Other stories of the day were reported by Shelly Kofler, Sharon Nash, Connie Howard, Tim Kent, Tina Seldon, Fred Taylor, Denece Boyer, Renee McCoy and Joe Oliver. Sports with Tom Suiter. Weather with Bob Debardelaben. Editorial by Joel Lawhon.
The commercials that aired that day are included as well.
Satellite technology allowed WRAL News to travel great distances to gather stories that impacted WRAL viewers. This promo produced in 1987 shows where some of our reporters traveled to during a one month period of time to gather the news. WRAL’s satellite truck was nicknamed LIVESTAR 5.
WRAL reporter Joe Oliver and SKY 5 pilot Frank Beall explain how a well executed auto-rotation in a helicopter can make a crash survivable. This story followed the story of a Life Flight helicopter that crashed, but all onboard survived. (1987)