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CBS Early Show Comes to Raleigh

Posted July 12, 2007
Updated July 22, 2007

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— The Triangle received some national exposure July 13 when the "CBS Early Show" came to Raleigh.

Hannah Storm and weatherman Dave Price broadcast the two-hour morning show live from Fayetteville Street, attracting scores of local residents.

The show covered the local arts and entertainment scene, North Carolina's agricultural tradition and the area's reputation as a hotbed of scientific research. Angus Barn Chef Walter Royal served up a steak salad during the broadcast.

The show also touched on issues such as Wake County's year-round school debate, North Carolina barbecue and NASCAR enthusiasm.

"Raleigh's so great. I mean, just this wonderful combination of Southern charm and a lot of brains," Storm said. "The Research Triangle is just amazing, the things they do."

Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs performed on the Early Show's Summer in the City Tour.

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  • Claire Jul 14, 2007

    The slideshow states that Mandolin Rain was Ricky Skaggs' first hit. Not even close. It wasn't a hit for Ricky Skaggs - it was a hit for Bruce Hornsby, who wrote it. It wasn't Bruce's first hit, either.

  • Fandemonium Jul 13, 2007

    What a nice event. Great music. Great weather. The only problem I saw was the opportunists that trampled on other people's space. That is, the dirtball advertisers that crowded out the cameras. Thank you stupid remaxi/johnny jump-up/chicken sandwich posters for blocking the views.