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WRAL Documentary: MaryAnn

Posted January 8, 2021 12:00 p.m. EST
Updated January 12, 2021 3:58 p.m. EST

Warm. Giving. Caring. Compassionate. Those are just some of the adjectives used to describe State Rep. MaryAnn Black by people who knew and worked with her. Black was a career social worker in Durham who served on the county Board of Commissioners, worked as the associate vice president of community relations at Duke University Health System and served in the NC House of Representatives. The impact of her work ripples through the Durham community and our state, especially in the areas of health care and education. Black died of cancer in March but her legacy lives on in the thousands of lives touched by her work.

The new WRAL Documentary MaryAnn examines the life and work of Black and the positive impact they have had on so many others. That story is told through interviews with people touched by Black’s work, people she worked with and her surviving family members. WRAL News anchor and reporter Lena Tillett hosts the half-hour documentary MaryAnn.

Production of MaryAnn is made possible in part by support from Duke Health.​


MaryAnn premieres on WRAL-TV in Raleigh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.

It premieres on WILM-TV in Wilmington on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at 7 p.m., and on FOX 50 on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at noon. 

MaryAnn is available for on-demand viewing on wraldocumentary.com, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.


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