Uncommon Law: The Life of Leon Jaworski (26-minutes). A biography of the legendary Texas attorney who grew up in humble beginnings and went on to play an important role in the Nuremberg trials and the Watergate hearings, as well as the growth and expansion of the Texas Medical Center.
Brushstrokes of South Texas: The Murals of Daniel Lechon (26-minutes). Story of the Mexican-born artist who created a series of murals in his Houston studio about the history of South Texas. The story follows him as he installs the murals in the Kenedy Ranch Museum of South Texas History in Sarita, TX. Explores early ranch life in South Texas. Communicator Award of Distinction.
125 Years of Sam Houston State University (26-minutes). Celebration of the history of Texas’ most historic teachers’ college and its relationship to the town of Huntsville, home of Texas hero Sam Houston. Interesting glimpse into the early days of education and college life in Texas. Former CBS newsman Dan Rather talks about his college years at Sam Houston State.
The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses – Volume 3 (56-minutes). Third in the series about the varied collection of Texas’ county courthouses. Story revolves around the restoration of the beautiful 1880s Wharton County Courthouse and how the community rallied to save the historic building. Texans have a strong love affair with their county courthouses and television programming about the courthouses has huge appeal.
The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses – Volume 2 (56-minutes). Second in the series about the history and varied collection of Texas’county courthouses. Features the Hill County Courthouse, a Victorian masterpiece destroyed by a tragic fire and then fully restored. The near-loss of this architectural icon began the movement to preserve Texas’ treasured courthouses.
The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses – Volume 1 (26-minutes). First in the series of courthouse stories, it follows the restoration of the historic Goliad County Courthouse, as well as a dozen others across the state. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Mavis Kelsey. Communicator Award of Distinction.
The Prairie View A&M Story (56-minutes). An in-depth history of the second oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas, and for nearly 75 years, the state’s only public college that would admit African Americans. A compelling story of racial injustice and discrimination, determination and perseverance of black leaders for higher education, and finally acceptance and equality. Videographer Award of Excellence.
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom (26-minutes). The history of the often misunderstood June holiday honoring the day when African Americans in Texas were informed of their emancipation from slavery, two years after President Lincoln’s proclamation.
In Search of Houston’s History (56-minutes). An unusual look at the history of many of Houston’s famous landmarks, legends and neighborhoods. Explores how the city’s history is being archived at the Texas Room at the Spanish-styled Julia Ideson Building, part of the Houston Public Library.
Forever Free (26-minutes). Overview of African Americans’ historic role in Texas politics and the State Legislature. Features interesting biographical information about Barbara Jordan and Mickey Leland, two high-profile Houston-area legislators who went on to the U.S. Congress in the 1970s and 80s.
Sleeping with the Elephants (56-minutes). Film documenting the birth of Mac, the baby elephant at the Houston Zoo. Touching story as elephant keepers are not sure whether the mother will accept the new baby or reject it. Camera crew spent extensive time with the elephants and their keepers before and after the birth.
Student Athletes (26-minutes). Camera crews followed the lives of four student athletes at Rice University to show how they balance academics and athletics. Honest look at two football players, a baseball player and women’s basketball player at an Ivy League-type university that stresses success in the classroom as well as the playing field.