WRAL-TV To Broadcast North Carolina Inauguration

WRAL-TV To Broadcast North Carolina Inauguration

NC Governor-elect Mike Easley will take office this Saturday.

The new North Carolina Governor Mike Easley will be sworn in this Saturday, January 6, in downtown Raleigh. WRAL-TV will be airing the event live at 11:00am from the steps of the Archives and History State Library Building on Jones Street.

In conjunction with UNC-TV, WRAL will be bringing the broadcast to the citizens of North Carolina. UNC-TV will produce and shoot the swearing in ceremonies and then the parade downtown; WRAL is providing the uplink so that any stations across the state can take the feed. This uplinking will take place through the auspices of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB).

The WRAL-TV coverage begins Saturday at 11:00am, with complete recaps during the 6:00pm and 11:00pm news broadcasts that same day.

Inauguration Day
Schedule of Events
10:30am Inaugural Morning Concert
11:00am Inaugural Ceremonies
Archives and History — State Library
109 East Jones Street
12:00 noon Parade featuring marching bands and performers from across the state in a tribute to our communities large and small. Parade route begins at Wilmington and North Streets, loops around the Capitol and ends at Salisbury and Lane Streets.
1:00-4:00pm Entertainers representing many cultures of our state perform outside on the main stage. Bicentennial Plaza 16 West Jones Street
1:00-5:00pm Children’s activities, entertainers and surprise guests are found throughout the Museum of History. Special exhibit: “First Families of North Carolina” North Carolina Museum of History 5 East Edenton Street
1:00-5:00pm Children’s activities, entertainers and hidden treasures are found throughout the new Museum of Natural Sciences. Special exhibit: “The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street
3:00-5:00pm Join the Governor and the First Lady for a reception featuring music from the mountains to the sea. North Carolina Executive Mansion 200 North Blount Street

For more details, visit the official website for the NC Inauguration 2001.

 

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