WRAL-TV Lights Tower for Holidays

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WRAL-TV Lights Tower for Holidays

WRAL Tower
The WRAL Tower now fills the night sky with holiday lights for the 49th time.

The WRAL-TV Tower became a beacon of the holiday season once again on Monday, December 1, 2008.   WRAL-TV Anchor Debra Morgan & Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel flipped the switch to turn on the almost 3,000 lights to turn the tower into a 300-ft Christmas tree.

The lighting took place during the evening newscast.  WRAL-TV Anchor Bill Leslie stayed up for the “late” shift, since he starts his day at the news desk at 5am, to help with the lighting.  He reminded viewers about WRAL’s Coats for the Children Campaign and introduced The Capital City Girls Choir.

The Capital City Girls Choir
WRAL-TV Anchor Bill Leslie introduces The Capital City Girls Choir.
WRAL Studios
The WRAL-TV Studios are already alight as the tower gets ready to shine.

The young ladies sang a special rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” as the tower came to light.  The tower will light the night sky with holiday lights until New Years, marking the 49th year of the tradition.

Video:
*The tower lighting segment of the WRAL Newscast
*A musical & video “postcard” of the tower lighting

Slideshow:
*See the WRAL.com photos of the WRAL tower lighting

Thanks to WRAL.com’s Anne Johnson for these capcom photos.

 

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