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2/6/03 - WRAL Video - Raleigh's American Idol Contestant Advances To Semifinals

5/6/03 - WRAL VIdeo - Meet The People Who Knew Clay Aiken Before AI

5/8/03 - WRAL Video - Raleigh Clay singing National Anthem

5/9/03 - WRAL Videos - A number of features were shown that day

5/15/03 - WRAL Videos

5/20/03 - WRAL Video - Clay Aiken Ready For His Big Night

5/22/03 - WRAL Video

12/22/03 -  Clay appeared at the local Crabtree mall for WRAL's Welcome Home celebration. He brought Raleigh with him and showed her off to the crowd.

Date and Description
Fountaindawg and CS Recaps
 5/11/2011 - 5/23/11
Clay did a series of interviews with Debra Morgan of WRAL.

On May 11th, he gave his thoughts on Idol stardom and also insight into Scotty McCreery's experience. He said that the Triangle area was very supportive of its idol hopefuls. "He's very different than me, isn't he?, Aiken joked. "If he makes it to the finale, even if I don't watch, I'll call in."

On May 23rd, he talked about how he plans to take some time off from recording but wants to do some fun things. He mentioned filming Drop Dead Diva, a funnyordie video. He also mentioned the fun of singing for a friend's wedding, something he had not been able to do for years. Clay also mentioned being in talks for future projects. Clay talked about how Parker is now having conversations with him; he wants to spend more time with him and not miss anything.

On May 12th, He also did a short piece about the weatherman Greg Fishel celebrating his 30th year with WRAL. 
WRAL interview

WRAL Weatherman

WRAL interview
June 17/10 WRAL welcomed Clay for a brief interview. Clay spoke about his new CD, but forgot to bring along a copy to be able to show! He referenced the PBS special & a short clip of 'Mack the Knife' was shown. With regard to the 'Timeless Tour', Clay used his 'Sonny & Cher' comparison, pointing out that he & Ruben work well together in spite of being such opposites in many ways. He continued to deflect questions about his child, saying that he wants Parker to grow up away from the limelight. He joked that he was looking forward to Father's Day because now it's about *him*! The hosts & Clay chatted most about the up-coming benefit concert for the North Carolina Theatre, "Bringing Broadway Home". The event was slated for Monday. Clay said that he had been visiting the theatre headquarters & mentioned that he'd be happy to do something for them, Within a week, area talent with connections to NCT & Broadway were lined up & a date set. Clay joked that he was practicing the songs while driving around! https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipN5jVs6R2nQiAgZPeOrOuT3NgoS279k6VeW1KhD
On 3/11/2010, WRAL  showed a short interview with Clay as he prepared for the taping of his PBS television special. He seemed very relaxed and excited to be back in his hometown for such an important career move.

He verified that his CD would be standards from the 1950s and 1960s.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipPe7DeSma196bst--Xy8yUwvo8c048sFyKB2mLy
On 1/17/09, Lynda Loveland moved to WRAL radio. Clay called in to congratulate her.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipMa5a9vYysnNC6O0fqfSPJmi88e4ucVOLcWVKPf
Late January media bits included a look back at the Sardi's caricature and a look forward to the 'Golfing For Inclusion' auction. WRAL TV had a cute poll on their website. Apparently there are a few 'Clay Aiken's' in the Raleigh area! *g* https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipO4n7DxWsggYYBjKBRFOrzdg64LqDdKIOqfbQHJ
On 2/28/08, WRAL showed footage of Spamalot. Fountaindawg made these TV screencaps from the video.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipNaOlM9gkBWCCPij7xzpIcSoLrbVKuJJ4aH5ffd
On 2/28/08, WRAL TV did an interview about backstage at Spamalot and the website had an in depth video about it. https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipNR2lMMLPDiwLX4pj8cEhIZShZ2CBixOyBS1b9n
On 2/27/08, Clay did an interview with Lynda Loveland about his album.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipOwgukPkqQRUpmGiou8bvDJmZt7oIjUY-sSZWFT
On 2/27/08, WRAL TV's website included an in depth interview about his album and studio tidbits https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipNr1I35XBME1XOZebi80h2pLj_uKDyjgXSYIxxa
On 2/4/08, Clay did an interview with Lynda Loveland about his trip to Mexico.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipP4yF1n9HrId1aXYZOV4WfEuYwbKS6Hn2Qlnr6X
 1/14/08 - Quiana Parler stars in Dreamgirls at the NC Theatre. Clay and some friends attended opening night and he also taped a message for her on WRAL. https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipOtYLpfczCYIja9YCJZ_KL6pltdUu0t5qOO0W_v
On October 16, 2007 WRAL in Raleigh announces that Clay will be joining Spamalot on Broadway. https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipNU-PtbFZtpaKlIC1BNO3T26afWLjdmUZAvtswt
On 8/10/07, WRAL posted pictures from Clay's concert in Cary
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipMCN355ZZcA6L6OfgbVH2aVjY7j9ye_5-8hq6Y-
In December the WRAL footage of Clay's new Raleigh home was re-edited and used by some of the entertainment shows. On 12/06/06 Entertainment Tonight and The Insider both ran clips. On 12/29/06 The Insider ran their clip again. https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipPVkI3PjOxlNK3TC04Q3ATWgimxtURk9pBgN9xN
On 11/29/06 and 11/30/06, Lynda Loveland gave viewers a tour of Clay's house.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipOj3BI8ncuGWIl0o9_kF5qGAXMDR-mFSlj9B3YL
On 12/24/05, Clay did a year end interview with Lynda Loveland.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipOLvduWX7WPaBTC-uX-0RW9Wf_0-vxPKHqlmwHH
On 3/23/05 and 3/24/05, Clay spoke with Lynda Loveland about his trip to Indonesia for UNICEF
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipM3l2nLKfiWY7nSNfw2N4CDj-g_2VOamfOdo2jT
On 9/30/04, Clay did an interview with Lynda Loveland about his Christmas Album and Solo Tour
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipMiQKu9kylCNvaEmHM6EeXjbszPUzd2Xveb1dam
On 3/1/04, Lynda Loveland interviewed Clay about the Independent Tour
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipM83lQUI2DKVZdgSR_a-VNogAGigFjIhL-jlPXe
 12/22/03

Clay appeared at the local Crabtree mall for WRAL's Welcome Home celebration. He brought Raleigh with him and showed her off to the crowd.
https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipMypvu8Z2EJopZt5F2RuuMJDULaQ1xqbrqRyBKw
Throughout May of 2003, Clay appeared on WRAL. He received a lot of media Support during the AI2 visit home https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipPIQFY0Icil5w8YU9GmxR-8fYG2OIbQKeihXkyi/photo/AF1QipPedu1YkizWMHBJ-4B3TvMcYGKSaHIcxPSGxoFs
Nov. 11/02 WRAL Interview: Upon his return from Atlanta, Clay contacted local media outlets to see if anyone was interested in his story. WRAL's Lynda Loveland came to the Parker home and recorded an interview. (To this day, she continues to be his 'go to' person with the area news sites.) Clay related the tale of his audition and sang bits of 'Over the Rainbow' and 'Always and Forever'. https://photos.google.com/search/wral/photo/AF1QipPo2PdtS_ERIeHH0-tJomxW5D0VWVY3XMgLXquL

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