In 1971 Melba Tolliver, a WABC-TV correspondent, made national headlines when she wore an afro while covering the wedding of Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of President Richard Nixon. The station threatened to take Tolliver off of the air until the story caught national attention.
nice 1982 - News - Police Officer Saves Teens from Drowning in Harlem River - WABC-TV7 New York
He thought he was being pulled over for a traffic violation. Instead Dr. Naveed Ahmad was hit with 20 felonies for allegedly running a massive Medicaid fraud ring out of his East Flatbush clinic, raided while he was being cuffed on the BQE. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york=9006153