The Southeast chapter of the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences tonight named two productions from the Center for Public Television and Radio the winner of Southeast Regional Emmy awards. CPT & R won Best Historical Documentary for the program “Mama Called.” The hour long program on the life and times of legendary Crimson Tide football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant won the honor over entries from stations and producers in Atlanta and South Carolina. According to a press release, September 11, 2013 marked the centennial of the birth of legendary football coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant. Gene Stallings, Bobby Bowden, Nick Saban, Bill Battle, Ken Stabler, Bob Baumhower and many more were interviewed to give a glimpse into the coach and the man.
CPT & R also won Best Promotional campaign for “Alabama Detours.” Center Director Elizabeth Brock accepted this Emmy with her daughter in the audience. “In this business, you know how many birthdays you miss over the years,” said Brock. “And, my daughter turned out just fine.” Brock also thanked the University of Alabama, including Dean Jennifer Greer and UA President Dr. Judy Bonner for their support of the professional staff at the Digital Media Center inside Bryant-Denny Stadium on the Tuscaloosa campus. This entry won over competition from Atlanta and Georgia Public Broadcasting.