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May 21, 1999 Satellite Legislation: The Final Hurdle

Satellite Legislation: The Final Hurdle At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 1999, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation that would allow Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) television providers to carry local stations for the first time. This legislation was read more

May 9, 1999 Dan Wilkinson: Grand Marshal for the Blooming Festival

Dan Wilkinson: Grand Marshal for the Blooming Festival Dan Wilkinson, agricultural reporter for Capitol AgriBusiness, was the Grand Marshal for the third annual Blooming Festival. Held in Nashville, North Carolina on May 7 and 8, the Blooming Festival celebrated Spring read more

May 1, 1999 WRAL-HD’s Digital Dynamos

WRAL-HD’s Digital Dynamos RTNDA Communicator, a monthly publication by Radio-Television News Directors Association, published an article in their April 1999 issue called, “Digital Dynamos.” Written by Jill Geisler, it provides an in-depth look at the people behind WRAL-HD’s pioneering exploits read more

WRAL-HD Produces centralXpress.com in HDTV

WRAL-HD Produces centralXpress.com in HDTV centralXpress.com, produced by WRAL-TV 5 in Raleigh, has just added another milestone to its list of accolades by becoming the first locally produced drama to be produced in HDTV. The program has already won three read more

April 27, 1999 Satellite Legislation: One Step Closer

Satellite Legislation: One Step Closer Representative Howard Coble (R-NC), along with 31 other cosponsors, introduced a new satellite bill (H.R. 1554) on Monday, April 26, 1999. On Tuesday, April 27th, the U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the bill by read more

April 20, 1999 Jim Goodmon Awarded the Digital Pioneer Award

Jim Goodmon Awarded the Digital Pioneer Award On April 19, 1999, Broadcasting and Cable and Digital Television Magazines presented Jim Goodmon with one of three Digital Pioneer Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Goodmon was awarded this great honor for his read more