Vanity License Plate

Throwback Thursday: CBC History

Vanity PlateCan you guess who had this license plate (right) on his car in 1961?

  •  A.J. Fletcher, Founder of WRAL “Channel 5”
  • Herb Marks, AKA “Captain 5”
  • Art Anderson, Assistant Promotion Director/artist at Channel 5
  • Ray Reeve, Sportscaster


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ANSWER:  B) Herb Marks

Herb Marks

Herb Marks, as “Captain 5” (left) and the Most recent picture of Herb before he died on August 20, 2015.









If you would like to know more about Herb Marks, visit the CBC History website!

Here is a look at some of the other characters portrayed by Herb Marks during the early years of WRAL:

Thanks to Corp’s Pam Allen for this capcom story. 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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