WRAL’s cameras will be set up at the corner of West Edenton and Hillsborough Streets and will start earlier than WTVD’s coverage – at 9:30 a.m. The two and a half hour broadcast will be commercial free.
WRAL-TV broadcast this video featuring a Santa Claus performer promoting the upcoming Raleigh Christmas parade. Unfortunately for Santa, the parade sponsorship switched from WRAL to WTVD and Santa became entangled in the fight over broadcast rights.
Mary Tyler Moore brought a new depiction of the American woman to both “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Virginia Heffernan, a contributing writer for The New York Times, discusses Ms. Moore's roles and their influence.
Just before the start of Saturday night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” local NBC affiliate WRAL aired a special message promising to no longer silence language on the program. During last week’s show, hosted by Dave Chappelle, the station attempted to mute two objectionable words used by the comedian, but drew criticism from viewers because their 8-second delay impeded the flow of the program. WRAL is the only market in the country known to have muted portions of the broadcast.
To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the debut of the canceled-since-2007 TV show, three Raleigh coffee shops are changing their names to Luke’s Diner for one day, and some are giving away free cups of the stuff that kept Rory and Lorelai fueled for seven glorious seasons.
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