Friday Appears as Guest on NC Spin

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Friday Appears as Guest on NC Spin

Tom Campbell & Dr. Bill Friday
Dr. Bill Friday (right) appears as a guest on NC Spin with host Tom Campbell.

Dr. William C. Friday, former President of the UNC system for thirty years and the host of the legendary statewide program North Carolina People, had the tables turned on him recently in studio A at WRAL-TV. Tom Campbell convinced him be interviewed for a special episode of his statewide program NC Spin.

His rare visit created especial excitement as he is considered one of the most distinguished educational figures in our lifetime. He is credited with building the most prestigious higher education system in the country. In addition, on his long running television program, he has introduced viewers to some of the most fascinating North Carolinians the state has produced.

Dr. Bill Friday in the WRAL newsroom
WRAL-TV Anchor Gerald Owens (right) greets Dr. Bill Friday as he gets a tour of the WRAL newsroom from NC Spin host Tom Campbell.

Upon learning that Dr. Friday was in the building, WRAL -TV News Managing Editor Bonnie Moore rushed to greet him. Moore voiced a sentiment that so many  would agree.

“He has a unique ability to make whomever he is speaking with feel like they are the most important person in the world during the conversation,” said Moore. “He is truly one of this state and county’s treasures!”
While at the station, WRAL-TV News Legislature Reporter Laura Leslie conducted a interview that will be feature on

Tom Campbell’s captivating interview with Friday aired Friday on the March 11, 2012, edition of NC Spin program. Watch the program online in the archives on

NC Spin airs on Sundays on WRAL-TV at 6:30am and FOX 50 at 8:30am.

NC Spin also airs on CBC stations WJZY-TV in Charlotte on Sundays at 6:30am & 11:05pm and CBC’s Wilmington station, WILM, at 6:00am on Sundays.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

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