Capitol Broadcasting, Fletcher Foundation to get TV academy honor
Posted November 18, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Capitol Broadcasting Company, which owns WRAL, and the A.J. Fletcher Foundation will be awarded with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' highest honor.
The Nashville/Midsouth region's board of governors unanimously voted to honor them with The Governor's Award, which is given in recognition of achievements by individuals, organizations or companies that do not fall within the structure of the chapter’s regular awards.
They will receive the award at the Emmy Awards ceremony on March 17 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
Historically, the award is for outstanding and unique accomplishments or for achievements of some duration and durability.
In recent years, it was given to The Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center and Newseum and to NASA TV on their 50th anniversary, including the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc. owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham; and real estate interests, including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham.
The A.J. Fletcher Foundation, under the leadership of Barbara and Jim Goodmon, aims to be a force for social progress in North Carolina, strengthening human services, giving voice to people without a voice and shaping public policy through partnerships.