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Andy Griffith To Attend Raleigh Inauguration

Posted January 11, 2005 11:29 a.m. EST

— Gov. Mike Easley is adding a touch of Mayberry to his inauguration.

Actor Andy Griffith will read a poem in Saturday's ceremony in Raleigh. Griffith and the governor are longtime friends.

The actor participated in Easley's first inauguration and also appeared in a political commercial for the governor last year.

Saturday's ceremony is set for 11 a.m. in front of the state library. You can watch the activities live on

WRAL NewsChannel

, digital cable channel 256 or digital channel 5.2.