Take a look into how automation is changing the workplace.
New WRAL Documentary: Connecting the Bots
Premieres Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
Can a robot replace you at work? Some NC counties could see job losses of 40-percent over the next couple of decades due to automation. The new WRAL Documentary Connecting the Bots examines how automation is changing the workplace. The documentary, hosted by WRAL News anchor and reporter Brad Johansen, premieres on TV, web and streaming platforms Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
Connecting the Bots visits a textile business, a greenhouse and a woodworking assembly line that reduces the need for human labor while also examining where our educational system may be lacking in preparing students for the jobs of the future.
The bots are coming. Are we prepared?
When and How to Watch
- Broadcast television premiere on WRAL-TV/Raleigh and WILM-TV/Wilmington: Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
- Watch the premiere online at WRALdocumentary.com: Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.*
- Download the WRAL app and livestream on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, and Android TV.*
- Rebroadcast on FOX 50 (WRAZ): Saturday, September 8 at 12 p.m.
*Program remains available on-demand any time after the premiere.
Preview & Bonus Materials
- Watch a preview of the documentary: WRAL Documentary: Connecting The Bots
- Listen to the “Robot Reporter” podcast
- A video about NCSU Hunt Library’s “Book Bot”
- Q&A with an expert on AI
- Video clip tips on the tools employees need in the future workforce
- WRAL Documentary Producer Clay Johnson gives insights into the program in his “Behind the Doc” blog.
WRAL Documentary is one of the only dedicated documentary units in local TV. Its mission is to provide in-depth coverage of topics and issues relevant to North Carolinians.
Thanks to WRAL-TV for this capcom story & graphic.