Building the Great Cathedrals Nominated for Two Emmy Awards

Building the Great Cathedrals, featuring Professor Stephen Murray, has been nominated for Two Emmy Awards. The program first aired on PBS October 19, 2010, as part of the NOVA series.

PBS received 32 nominations for the 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, announced July 18, 2011. Building the Great Cathedrals received nominations for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming and Outstanding Cinematography, News Coverage/Documentaries.

France's Amiens Cathedral was one of the medieval marvels of architecture highlighted in the NOVA program, a documentary produced by Providence-based filmmaker Gary Glassman and his company, Providence Pictures. Professor Murray, along with Professor Andrew Tallon ('07 PhD) of Vassar College and teams from Columbia University and Vassar, were prominently featured in the documentary. The group has been developing the online database Mapping Gothic France for the past four years under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.