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Documentary by journalism professor debuted at Champaign Art Theater

11/22/2010  10:15 am

Journalism professor Jay Rosenstein's newest documentary, "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today," had its theatrical premiere at Champaign's Art Theater on Oct. 7. The screening, held in conjunction with the Champaign chapter of the ACLU, played to a sold-out audience. Professor Rosenstein and former Champaign mayor Dan McCollum, who is featured in the film, were on hand for a postshow discussion and Q & A. "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today," the story of how separation of church and state began in America, will be broadcast nationally on PBS in late March of 2011. It was recently awarded two Emmy awards from the Mid-America region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. More information about the film can be found at