New WRAL Documentary: 75 Hours Premieres Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

WRAL Documentary: 75 HoursHurricane Florence sat on top of North Carolina for four days, battering the state with relentless rain and wind. WRAL News streamed live continuous coverage for 75 hours during those four days.

The documentary “75 Hours” is the hurricane story you haven’t seen, told first person by the 64 journalists who covered the storm on television, web and social media. They gave life saving information while trying to survive the storm themselves. One crew gets trapped by flooding, one rides out the storm in their car in the middle of the night and another gets shot at. Each of them was changed forever.

This 30-minute documentary takes viewers where they’ve never been before, inside live coverage in a hurricane.

When and How to Watch

  • Thursday, November 29 at 7p.m.
    • Broadcast​ television premiere on WRAL-TV/Raleigh and WILM-TV/Wilmington
    • Livestream at*
    • Download and livestream on the WRAL app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, and Android TV.*
    • Watch and talk with WRAL journalists during PREMIERE Watch Party streaming on WRAL Documentary facebook page. This will be an expanded version of the program.
  • Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m.
    • Encore presentation on FOX 50 (WRAZ):

*Program remains available on-demand any time after the premiere.

Preview & Bonus Materials

  • Watch a preview of the documentary: WRAL Documentary: 75 Hours
  • WRAL Documentary Producer Jay Jennings gives insights into the program in his Producer Blog.
  • “Wicked Weather,” Season 1 of WRAL Documentary podcast including special “75 Hours” episode expanding on the stories of three specific crews in the storm, available everywhere you get your podcasts.
  • Find out how social media impacted the coverage of the hurricane.

Social Media
Follow WRALdoc on twitter and facebook. Participate using #75Hours.
Special thanks to our community partner Emerg+NC for sponsoring “75 Hours.”

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.

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