52 years ago today, a television institution signed on the air in Great Britain. It later made its way to the States and became a public broadcasting staple. So grab your impossibly long scarf, slap on a stalk of celery or don your fez (fezzes are cool) and celebrate the world’s longest-running science fiction TV series, Doctor Who! 52 years may seem like a long time but, as every Time Lord knows, life doesn’t begin until 750.
I’m always quick to point out any time PBS gets nominated for something nice so I’d be remiss if I didn’t get a little self-congratulatory and mention that UNC-TV and its partners received 13 nominations for the 30th annual Midsouth Emmy Awards, to be held February 27 in Nashville.
Here is a complete list of the nominees, as reported by Shannon Vickery, UNC-TV Director or Production.
Documentary/Cultural: (All of these programs are produced by independent producers.)
David Holt’s State of Music, Will and Deni McIntyre
First Language— The Race to Save the Cherokee, Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan
The Highline, an American Treasure, Rob Van Camp
Historical/Cultural Program Feature/Segment:
Our State: Hart Square, Morgan Potts, Mike Burke, Steve Price, Karen Pearce, Grant Dennis, Mike Milstead, Brian Faulkner, Fred Story, Amy Pasquini
Skunk Train, Rob Van Camp (Independent Producer)
Our State 707: Dorton Arena, Wild Horses, Flag Man, David Hardy, Morgan Potts, Mike Burke, Kenneth Hackney, Grant Dennis, Glenn Abbey, Karen Pearce, Brian Faulkner, Steve Price, Fred Story, Laura Casteel, Heather Dollar Continue reading