Program alert: Edwards funeral and Duke basketball

Posted December 10, 2010

— The funeral service for Elizabeth Edwards will air live tomorrow on WRAL-TV and WRAL.com.

Streaming video coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. with "Remembering Elizabeth Edwards," a news special about Edwards' life and legacy. The funeral service, at Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton in Raleigh, will follow at 1 p.m.

The Duke basketball game scheduled to air at noon on WRAL-TV (CBS) will move to FOX 50. Regular CBS programming will resume after the funeral service.

Edwards, 61, the estranged wife of two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday at her Chapel Hill home after a 6-year battle with breast cancer.

Following the funeral, Edwards will be buried next to her oldest son, Wade, who was killed 14 years ago in a car accident, in a private ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery.


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  • Mugu Dec 10, 2010

    I'll be watching the Duke game, thank you.

  • tiblet Dec 10, 2010

    I don't understand why this funeral would be televised. Elizabeth Edwards was the wife of a US Senator...it seems a bit much to me.

  • sezme Dec 10, 2010

    No disrespect but a lot of wonderful people in this world die and their name is never even mentioned on the news. I agree with whistler411. It's a bit unnecessary.

  • whistler411 Dec 10, 2010

    I shall try to post this again: I have a deep respect for Elizabeth Edwards, but WRAL's decision to preempt programming is a bit unneccesary.

  • vipcruizer2 Dec 10, 2010

    I'm from here and I don't get it either "NotFromHere".

  • allielandon Dec 10, 2010

    Thank you for streaming this live online and allowing those of us outside North Carolina to pay our respects to her. She inspired so many...

  • go fish Dec 10, 2010

    I guees your screen name answers your own question, "NotFromHere"...

  • BlueDevilFanatic Dec 10, 2010

    Thank you WRAL!

  • NotFromHere Dec 10, 2010

    I don't get it. It is not like she is anyone famous or that she has accomplished anything in her life worthy of such television coverage. Why all the fanfare over her passing?