FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 21, 2001
For more information, contact
Bill Peterson, WRAL General Manager, 919-821-8568
Senator Helms Announces His Decision to Return or Retire Wednesday at 6pm on WRAL-TV5
Raleigh, NC–North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms will announce his plans for the future Wednesday night on WRAL-TV5’s 6:00 News.
WRAL will also air a 1-hour special about the Senator starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday , which will include an exclusive one-on-one interview with Helms conducted by anchor David Crabtree, as well as reaction from Helms’ political colleagues.
Helms has been a Senator for five terms. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972.
WRAL’s entire 6pm newscast will be uplinked via satellite at 5:50pm-7pm, SBS6 KU, Transponder 9,Audio 6.2 & 6.8;and simulcast at 6pm on MIX 101.5 WRAL FM. Excerpting is allowed with proper credit to WRAL-TV5. Portions of the newscast will be available via live video streaming on WRAL.com.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WWWB-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.