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Wednesday Basketball Causes Programming Changes On WRAL, WRAL NewsChannel

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RALEIGH, N.C. — WRAL will broadcast two Atlantic Coast Conference basketball games Wednesday night at 9, resulting in programming changes on WRAL and the WRAL NewsChannel.

WRAL-TV 5 will show Wednesday's Wake Forest-North Carolina State in the RBC Center live at 9 p.m. The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, originally scheduled for that time slot on WRAL, has been pushed back to 1:37 a.m.Thursday.

If the Wake Forest-NCSU game does not end until after 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, the movie will not start until 2:02 a.m. Thursday.

Meanwhile, Wednesday night's Maryland-Virginia game will be televised live on the WRAL NewsChannel at 9 p.m. The NewsChannel is digital cable channel 256.

Thursday night's Duke-North Carolina game also will cause a programming change. That game will be broadcast live from the Smith Center at 9 p.m. on WRAL-TV 5, delaying the start of CBS shows "CSI" and "Without A Trace" until early Friday morning.

"CSI" is scheduled to be aired on WRAL at 1:52 a.m. Friday, and "Without A Trace" is scheduled to begin at 2:52 a.m. Friday. If the Duke-UNC game does not end until after 11:10 p.m., then "CSI" will start at 2:17 a.m. Friday and "Without A Trace" at 3:17 a.m. Friday.

Thursday's game also will be broadcast live on WRAL-DT, cable channel 5.1 and digital cable channel 255.

Here is the schedule:

Weds., Feb. 4, 2004 WRAL-TV 5

(pre-empts regular programming: Hallmark Hall of Fame movie scheduled for 1:37 a.m. If game ends after 11:10 p.m. Weds., movie will be shown at 2:02 a.m.)

9 p.m.: Wake Forest at N.C. State

Weds., Feb. 4, 2004 NewsChannel (digital cable ch. 256)

9 p.m.: Maryland at Virginia

Thurs., Feb. 5, 2004 WRAL-TV 5 and WRAL-DT (Ch. 5.1, or digital cable ch. 255)

(pre-empts regular programming: "CSI" scheduled for 1:52 a.m.; "Without A Trace" 2:52 a.m. If the game ends after 11:10 p.m. Thurs., "CSI" will air at 2:17 a.m. Friday and "Without A Trace" at 3:17 a.m. Friday.)

9 p.m.: Duke at UNC

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