“Mama Called” Documentary to Celebrate Bear Bryant Centennial

“Mama Called” will be broadcast on Alabama Public Television several times during November and December, 2013 —

Paul W. “Bear” Bryant was born on September 11, 1913. 2013 is the centennial of his birth and special events to celebrate his life were held at the University of Alabama including the premiere broadcast of a new one-hour documentary about him. “Mama Called” was produced by the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio (where I work) and the Paul W. Bryant Museum at the University of Alabama. I wasn’t involved in this documentary but my colleagues Rob Briscoe, Gray Lloyd, Robert Clay and Preston Sullivan put a lot of work into it and I definitely recommend it.

There was an advance screening of “Mama Called” on Saturday, September 7th and interviews with some of the people present at that screening were in a pre-show presentation which aired before the premiere of the documentary on WVUA-TV, the University of Alabama’s Tv station, on the evening of September 11th.

“Mama Called” will be broadcast twice on Alabama Public Television Wednesday, November 27th. It will air at 7:00 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. Information about additional broadcast times for the documentary are available on Alabama Public Television’s website.

For more information about the Bryant Centennial, visit the Bryant Museum or their special site about the Bryant Centennial.

Follow this link to order a copy of the “Mama Called” documentary and other Bryant Centennial materials.

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