CBC and WRAL-TV5 Recieve Award for “Empowering People with Disabilities”

CBC and WRAL-TV5 Recieve Award for “Empowering People with Disabilities”

On Thursday, July 22, both Capitol Broadcasting Company and WRAL-TV5 were honored for our outstanding philanthropy and empowering people with disabilities by the Orange County Disability Awareness Council during their Ninth Annual Americans with Disabilities Act Celebration. These Awards were established 25 years ago under the Governor’s Committee on Affairs of the Disabled.

The criteria for nomination in this category is: Advancing the effort of persons with disabilities by successfully conveying through the electronic media, as well as gifts in kind, the total reality of persons with disabilities.

CBC and WRAL TV5 were nominated for:

  • Taking on stories/projects such as the 1999 Special Olympics Summer World Games (with 250 members of the company volunteering to assist with the Games);
  • Human interest pieces on the Blind and Persons with limited Mobility, who shape and mold the realistic pictures of the challenges faced. WRAL was especially helpful by staying true to the subject and not sensationalizing the story, ensuring the voice heard helped to change the perceptions and break down the barriers that keep our communities apart;
  • And finally, acknowledging Greg Fishel, WRAL Meteorologist, and the work he did by adding follow-up technology that enhanced the character “f” on the tv screen during emergency situations and other times. Many stations followed TV 5’s lead

. CBC has provided financial gifts/grants, that gave the organization the means to bring all people together to celebrate ADA each year.

Congratulations again for a job well done.

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