In this special edition of the program "30 Minutes," WRAL's Bill Leslie travels to a Billy Graham Crusade event in Louisville, Ky., to profile the world-famous evangelist. The show chronicles the North Carolina native's impact around the world in his 50-plus years of ministry. (Originally aired July 1, 2001.)
An inside look at the Vatican under the authority of Pope John Paul II. With host David Crabtree, WRAL cameras take you behind the scenes of the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, including a special look at the spectacular Sistine Chapel. (Originally aired Dec. 20, 1999.)
How do you move the world's largest brick lighthouse? WRAL documents one of the most amazing feats of engineering in American history as the decision is made to move the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse bck from the edge of the coast. (Originally aired Sept. 4, 1999)
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was being threatened by encroaching Atlantic Ocean. Host Bill Leslie examines the debate about how to save this North Carolina icon. (Originally aired Dec. 9, 1998.)
The discovery of what many archaeologists believe to be Blackbeard's pirate ship off the North Carolina coast ignites public interest in the 16th Century pirate. WRAL's Bill Leslie hosts this look at the life and legend of one of the most notorious figures in the history of the sea. (Originally aired Feb. 17, 1998.)
North Carolina has a significant tie with Israel in many ways. For several years, the state has operated an office in Israel to help North Carolina companies develop a business relationship with the Israeli people. In 1997, David Crabtree and photographer Jay Jennings were sent to what's commonly referred to as the The Holy Land to document new programs for North Carolinians ... programs that began in Israel. They were able to report on these ventures ... but while there, discovered much more.
Hosted by Donna Gregory, "Kids Having Kids," examines the issue of teen pregnancy in North Carolina and follows four teen moms as they struggle to adjust to motherhood while still being children themselves. (Original air date: Dec. 8, 1993)
WRAL profiles mentally ill patients, their families, providers and other people affected by mental health care reform in North Carolina.