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Discovering Alabama Wins 2011 EMMY Awards

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, June 22, 2011, Discovering Alabama earned two Emmy Awards in the 2011 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast competition for the program Discovering Alabama: Oil Spill.

The program explores the trauma and uncertainty imposed on humans, animals, and ecosystems by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that began in April 2010 and continues to this day.

“The impact of this tragedy will be with us for a long time,” said Dr. Doug Phillips, Host and Executive Producer. “We felt it necessary to explore the consequences from a natural history perspective and our own, uniquely Alabama perspective.”

The Discovering Alabama series is a production of the Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama in cooperation with the Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio (CPTR) and Alabama Public Television (APT). In addition to Phillips, CPTR producer Wendy Reed, Discovering Alabama producer Roger Reid, and Barry Brooks of Brooks Audio Production were honored.

This is the second year in a row the series has been honored. In 2010, Discovering Alabama was awarded an Emmy for the program Discovering Alabama: Alabama in Space.

Discovering Alabama programs are correlated with the Alabama K-12 Course of Study and, with accompanying Teacher Guides, are used in classrooms throughout the state. For more information visit www.discoveringalabama.org and www.cptr.org.

Discovering Alabama at 5 Rivers Tuesday, May 3

11227757-largeWe had a wonderful time with

The Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club

on Tuesday, May 3.

The Oil Spill show was followed with many thoughtful and intelligent questions for Dr. Doug. Unfortunately, the answer to so many of those questions is still, “We don’t know when it comes to the long-term consequences for the Gulf and the critters living there.”

 

The Oil Spill show with extended interviews
is featured on iTunes U at

Discovering Alabama: iTunes U

Discovering Alabama: Oil Spill Special Edition

This is the teaser from the show that first aired on December 26, 2010.
Now you can watch the entire show plus extended interviews with Lucy Buffett, Philippe Cousteau, George Crozier, John Dindo, Debbie Elliott, Ken Heck, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Joshua Klapow, and Thane Wibbles
on iTunes U at

Discovering Alabama: iTunes U


Discovering Alabama Virtual Field Trip

Take a test drive of the NEW

Discovering Alabama Virtual Field Trip
We will be adding Virtual Field Trip
destinations as often as possible.
Let us know what you think at
info@discoveringalabama.org.

Discovering Alabama Wins Emmy

Discovering Alabama,¬† an award-winning nature television series produced by The University of Alabama’s Alabama Museum of Natural History and its Center for Public Television and Radio, has earned an Emmy Award in the 2010 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast competition.

Dr. Doug Phillips, creator, executive producer and host of the Alabama Public Television series; Wendy Reed, CPTR producer; and Roger Reid, writer, producer and director, won for their efforts in developing the “Discovering Alabama” episode titled “Alabama in Space.”

The program highlights the role Alabama plays in space exploration.

“We put a man on the moon, and there is so much more space science and environmental science that is happening at NASA”s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville” Phillips said.

“Discovering Alabama: Alabama in Space” takes viewers behind the scenes at Marshall, the National Space Science and Technology Center and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Discovering Alabama was created by Phillips in 1985. For 30 years, it has brought the natural wonders of the state to Alabama Public Television viewers. The series is a production of the Alabama Museum of Natural History and The University of Alabama in cooperation with the Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio.

“Discovering Alabama” programs are correlated with the Alabama Course of Study and, with accompanying Teacher Guides, are used in classrooms throughout the state. For more information visit www.discoveringalabama.org and www.cptr.org.