Sela Ward – UA Communication HOF

Sela Ward is an award-winning actress known for roles as Teddy Reed in the NBC drama “Sisters” and as Lily Manning on the ABC series “Once and Again,” plus roles in films like “The Fugitive” and “The Guardian.” She joined the cast of “CSI: NY” in 2010 and will appear in the 2014 film “Gone… Read more »


Earl “Guitar” Williams – Blues Man

Earl “Guitar” Williams is a blues man seen here playing at Gip’s Place, a juke joint in Bessemer, Alabama. Williams learned to play guitar as a youngster, hanging out at Gip’s Place and the homes of friends who owned guitars in order to practice. He has played in singer Johnnie Taylor’s band and managed the… Read more »

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A Taste of Hog Heaven

Alabama Barbecue Restaurants Featured in Documentary – There are three religions in the South. On Saturdays, Southerners flock to football stadiums to cheer. On Sundays, they go to church to pray. But on any day of the week you can find Southerners engaged in the praise of good barbecue. Alabama Public Television viewers learned about… Read more »

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    The Mulligan Brothers – “Cecilia” at the Dinah Washington Center

    The Mulligan Brothers perform “Cecilia” from their album, “The Mulligan Brothers” at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their name comes from a golfing term for a second chance. Band members include Ross Newell, Gram Rea, Ben Leininger and Greg DeLuca.

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    1999 Documentary Traces Alabama’s Black Belt History

    Called the Black Belt because of its rich, dark soil, the area of Alabama traversed by Highway 80 on its route across the southern U.S. was the staging ground for some of Alabama’s most significant moments in history. It was here that cotton plantations flourished, the Confederacy was born, and civil rights were won.

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    Alabama Detour: Birmingham Photographer Larry O. Gay

    Photography is more than a hobby for Larry O. Gay. It’s a passion; the way he celebrates life. He works in a Birmingham, Alabama steel mill but in his spare time he hits the streets in search of interesting images. His lens captures the beauty in ordinary things that people pass by every day without noticing.

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    Change Agents – The Blackburn Institute Story

    The legacy of a University of Alabama educator who inspired his students to work toward improving their communities is the subject of a thirty-minute documentary from the University of Alabama Center for Public Television. Dr. John L. Blackburn was a long-time professor and student affairs administrator at the university.

  • Behind the Scenes — University of Alabama Professors Andrew Billings, Kim Bissell, and Kenon Brown teach online courses for Olympic athletes on how to work with media as Preston Sullivan records in the studios of WVUA 23 TV. The courses were produced and directed by Max Shores with executive producers Amy Martin for the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and James Finn for the International Olympic Committee.

    UA Provides Communications Training for Olympic Athletes

    Olympic stars can now learn how to promote their brand with a free online class offered by the University of Alabama.

    With the click of the mouse, thousands of Olympians headed to Rio now have free access to learn how to promote and protect their brand.

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    Alabama Detour: The Historic Gaineswood Mansion in Demopolis, AL

    A National Historic Landmark, Gaineswood was built by Nathan Bryan Whitfield. A cotton planter and Renaissance man of his time, Whitfield moved from North Carolina to Marengo County in 1834. The house and grounds are currently operated by the Alabama Historical Commission as a historic house museum.