“It Happened in March” CBC History Quiz

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

1.  “Save Our Sounds” was a documentary and campaign that demonstrated the urgent need to protect the state’s fragile coastal environment. WRAL invited a well-known CBS newsman to help bring attention to the project. Name the newsman.

a. Dan Rather
b. Charles Kuralt
c. Walter Cronkite
d. Bob Schieffer

2.  On March 7, 1988, the day before political “Super Tuesday,” Capitol Satellite and Communications Systems (C2S2) provided an unprecedented teleconference session between a candidate and 20 reporters throughout the south. Name the potential presidential candidate who was based at the Best Western Hotel at the RDU airport for the interview.

a. Jesse Jackson
b. Tennessee Senator Al Gore
c. Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis
d. Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt

3.  Name the legendary “Voice of the N.C. State Wolfpack” who retired on March 11, 1990 at the end of the ACC Basketball Tournament in Charlotte. He was also a farm broadcaster with the N.C. State School of Agriculture for many years. Capitol Sports Network held the rights of NC State football and basketball games at that time.

a. Wally Ausley
b. Ken Tanner
c. Don Shea
d. Gary Hahn

4.  Capitol Broadcasting Company was formed in March of which year?

a. 1937
b. 1941
c. 1947
d. 1953

5.  Just for fun, check out this Tele-News Letter from March, 1966.

WRAL-TV Tele-news March 1966



1.  c) Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite (Picture taken at Stump Sound, NC)








2. c) Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis

Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in coat and tie. Surrounding him are Marylou Harris, Myles Keeney, and Bob Gubar of C2S2. Mystery person behind Dukakis.








3. a) Wally Ausley
Wally Ausley






4. a) 1937
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Thanks to Corp’s Pam Allen for this capcom story & these photos. Pam Parris Allen is a former WRAL newscast producer/director who now works as a researcher and producer on the CBC History Project.


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