Rachel Looney Corscadden’s battle with cancer has lasted for several years but she has remained strong. Her inspiring story is told in this video which Preston Sullivan and I produced for the American Cancer Society of the Shoals Gift of Hope Gala in December 2016.
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.
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.
The Blackburn Institute is developing a network of leaders, the Blackburn Fellows, who have a clear understanding of the challenges that face the state of Alabama. The Institute provides the fellows opportunities to explore issues and identify strategic actions that will improve the quality of life for our state and nation. The Blackburn Institute is… Read more »
Bill Bolen – UA Communication Hall of Fame
William O. “Bill” Bolen spent more than 50 years as an anchor for WBRC Fox 6 in Birmingham. Throughout his career, Bolen was witness to many major events, reporting from the front line of the Selma March in 1965 and interviewing John Glenn before his final flight into space in 1998, just to name two…. Read more »
Gilbert Johnston – UA Communication Hall of Fame
Gilbert E. “Gibby” Johnston enjoyed a prominent career in law, becoming one of the best-known First Amendment lawyers in Alabama. In 1974 Johnston joined the Birmingham law firm Johnston, Barton, Proctor, Swedlaw & Naff, where he worked with colleagues to establish numerous favorable precedents in the law pertaining to libel and privacy defense, access to… Read more »
Shelton Prince – UA Communication Hall of Fame
H. Shelton Prince Jr. began his newspaper career at the Cedartown (Ga.) Standard in 1956. He spent time in Galveston and Laredo, Texas, in Jasper and Selma and was publisher of the Brownwood (Texas) Bulletin at the time of his death in 1997. Prince was a senior vice president, group manager and president of the… Read more »
Stan Siegal – UA Communication Hall of Fame
During his broadcast career, Stan Siegal moved up from staff announcer all the way to group manager and general manager. After doing commentary for Alabama basketball and working in sales, Siegal joined Imes Communications as vice president and general manager of WBOY TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. In 1985, Siegal became a general partner in… Read more »
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 »
Will Guin – Microwaving Nanotubes
University of Alabama Engineering graduate student Will Guin works with nanotubes which he cooks in a microwave to create a stronger skin for aircraft. His research and presentation won him first place in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at UA in 2013. Video produced by Max Shores. Cinematography by Preston Sullivan. Editing by Catherine May.