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Rosenstein documentary wins regional Emmys, to air on WILL-TV

10/11/2010  8:00 am

The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 34th Annual Mid-America Emmy® Awards on Oct. 9 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis. Among the winners was Jay Rosenstein, associate professor of journalism, who won two Emmys in the Best Historical Documentary and Best Writing in a Program Feature categories for his film documentary "The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today," about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the separation of church and state. In the waning months of World War II, Vashti McCollum, a young mother, filed a lawsuit against the Champaign Board of Education in connection with a policy allowing religious instruction on school time and in school classrooms.

The WILL-TV premiere will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. The station will broadcast the documentary again at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15. Following the second broadcast will be a discussion on WILL hosted by David Inge, with Rosenstein and Dan McCollum as guests. McCollum is the second of Vashti's three sons and a former mayor of Champaign.