Local documentary nominated for Emmy

May 31, 2011
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In October 2009, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis hosted a simulation of a terrorist attack that involved around 50 students from the law school and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. A documentary of that simulation was filmed by students from IUPUI’s School of Liberal Arts and a documentary team from WFYI Productions in Indianapolis. It chronicles the minute-by-minute response to the attack through the eyes of the students as they attempt to balance the legal and policy issues that occur in such a situation.

The documentary, “Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland,” aired on WFYI,  the Indianapolis PBS affiliate, in January 2010. The law school recently announced that the documentary has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 42nd Annual Emmy Awards Gala (Lower Great Lakes Chapter) will be held on June 18, 2011, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

The law school reports that plans are being made for a second simulation to happen at the law school this October.

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  1. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  2. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  3. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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  5. I love this, Dave! Many congrats to you! We've come a long way from studying for the bar together! :)

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