UNC-TV, WRAL, WTVD, WNCN (NBC-17), and News 14 Carolina will all carry a live broadcast of the memorial service for former University of North Carolina President William Friday from the UNC campus in Chapel Hill at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
UNC-TV and WRAL will repeat the broadcast Wednesday evening at 7.
Friday died on October 12 at the age of 92. He was president of the UNC system for 30 years, from 1956 to 1986, a nationally-recognized leader in higher education, and was the host of UNC-TV's longest-running program, "North Carolina People with William Friday," which went on the air in 1971 and has been on the air weekly ever since. Friday had just launched the 42nd season of the show in August.