UA Documentary Receives Prestigious Emmy Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio’s documentary profile of Birmingham gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates received an Emmy Award from the Atlanta Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“Still Holding On: The Music of Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Harmonettes” was produced by Dwight Cammeron, television programming director at the center. The documentary, which aired originally on Alabama Public Television and will again air nationally on PBS, was recognized for outstanding achievement in television programming and excellence in a cultural affairs program.

“Producing for public television is one of the long suits of the College of Communication and Information Sciences,” said Dr. E. Culpepper Clark, dean of the College. “Dwight Cammeron’s work represents the best in a long tradition of excellence. His work on ‘Still Holding On’ proves once again that all art is local and that Alabama has much to give in that respect.”

NATAS represents the full spectrum of television, fostering communication both within the industry and between the industry and the community as a whole. NATAS encourages a higher standard of excellence by awarding the coveted EMMY Award and in promoting a stronger relationship between higher education and the communication industry by participating in educational programs and by awarding scholarships to promising, future generations of leaders, artists and craftsmen


Lance M. Skelly, UA Office of Media Relations, 205/348-3782


Brent Davis, 205/348-8629