Highlights for PM Magazine
Enjoy these outtakes from the popular evening program “PM Magazine” with hosts Tom McNamara and Susan Dahlin circa 1984. You’ll also see legendary WRAL news anchors Charlie Gaddy and Adele Arakawa, as well as chief meteorologist Greg Fishel in a few of the bloopers. Background music is “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon.
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.
PM Magazine host Susan Dahlin and the production crew decided to explore outside of North Carolina, waaaay outside and explore Norway. Susan’s family roots run deep in that Scandinavian country. One of the segments featured Susan catching up with her Uncle Arne in Oslo, the capitol of Norway. Arne Dahlin is a very gifted artist, as you will see in this story. For those who know Susan, she is an accomplished artist too!
Enjoy this story about Susan and her uncle getting together after not seeing each other for 17 years.
Aired in 1989.
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.
Tom McNamara and Susan Dahlin were co-hosts of the daily evening program, “PM MAGAZINE” on WRAL-TV during the early ’80s. Tom eventually left WRAL in 1984 in order to pursue a career in news in Phoenix, Arizona. He became a news anchor at channel 3, KTVK.
Susan visited Tom in Phoenix and received a quick tour of the gorgeous area. (circa 1985)