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Fast forward to the early 1950s and post-war America; the sale of TV sets was beginning to boom and A.J. Fletcher was determined not to miss out on the potential of the exciting new medium. On October 17, 1953, Capitol Broadcasting Company formally applied for a license to operate a television station in Raleigh, North Carolina.
WRAL was a pioneer in the development of High Definition Television (HDTV). In 1996, WRAL was the first station in the U.S. to be granted an experimental license for HDTV. Later that year TV-5 became the first commercial station to broadcast an HDTV signal. In October 2000, WRAL was first to produce and air a complete newscast in HD, and in January 2001 the station was first to gather and produce all its news in HD.
All of WRAL’s pioneering technical work with High Definition helped set the stage for the biggest change in television since the introduction of color. On June 12, 2009, WRAL-TV joined stations across the country in turning off their analog signals, completing the official conversion to digital television (DTV). The technological conversion ended more than 50 years of analog transmissions on Channel 5 and ushered in the new age of digital television.
Every so often, we will dip into that library for a look back at how far we have come.
WRAL Archives uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to automatically extract metadata from media assets, including facial sentiment, audio transcription, logo identification, subject demographics, object identification, weather conditions and much more.
WRAL-TV first went on the air 65 years ago today. We look back at the building's muddy groundbreaking and the historic flip of the switch.
The Durham housing authority is currently in the middle of a crisis. Raleigh went through something similar in the early 90s.
In the 1980s WRAL made a music video featuring iconic people and places from the Triangle during that era. How many familiar faces and places do you recognize?
Heather Leah, WRAL digital journalist
Did you know that professional wrestlers used to share dressing rooms with WRAL news anchors?
Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor
[Viewer discretion: Graphic language] Part of a move at UNC Chapel Hill to alter signs at Kenan Memorial Stadium led WRAL into the archives to find an interview with the descendant of a prominent figure at the time of the massacre. Hear how he reconciles his ancestor's role in the events and perspectives from historians in this archival piece from November 1998, originally reported by David Crabtree.
Eva Mozes Kor, a Holocaust survivor who preached forgiveness, died Thursday in Poland while leading an educational trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
As the Atlantic Ocean eroded the Outer Banks, North Carolina made a difficult decision: Move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse back to preserve it for future generations. WRAL was there every day of the multi-month process and looks back on the decision and the technology that made it possible.
Bill Leslie, WRAL reporter, and Jodi Leese Glusco, WRAL.com director of content
Crowds gathered to watch the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. To transfer the brick behemoth 2,900 feet took 23 days.
An assignment of a lifetime kept WRAL photographers busy for months on the Outer Banks, documenting the preparation, people and process behind the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse back from an encroaching ocean.
Months of coverage of the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse culminated in two WRAL Documentaries: The Cape Light, in Dec. 1998, and Away from the Edge in 1999.
WRAL.com was new, and that technology became another way for viewers to follow the move of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
Flights of Honor took WWII veterans to see the memorial dedicated to their service. In this look at the WRAL archives, David Crabtree joins former Sens. Bob and Elizabeth Dole in escorting one of the first flights.