DATE: April 25, 2007
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, email@example.com
A new 13-part public television documentary features Texas Tech University and the
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in four episodes.
The documentary, "State of Tomorrow," examines some of the biggest challenges facing
Texas today. The documentary is airing on Public Broadcasting Service stations across
Texas. It begins airing at 9 p.m. Friday (April 27) on KTXT-TV, Channel 5/Digital
5.1, or Suddenlink Cable Channel 4 in Lubbock.
The premiere episode "Preserve and Protect," in part examines water issues facing
Texas today and for the future. Texas Tech researchers are featured in the segment.
On May 4, Texas Tech is again featured in the segment "Tornado Alley." The work of
Texas Tech’s Wind Science and Engineering Center in improving building and home safety
On May 11, two Texas Tech psychologists are featured talking about why stable, nurturing
families help determine the future of us all. The Health Sciences Center School of
Nursing faculty members also are featured during a separate segment talking about
the health crisis caused by obesity and diabetes.
The School of Nursing is again featured June 1 in a segment examining the critical
need for nurses in our state.
The documentary is co-produced by the nonprofit University of Texas Foundation and
Austin production company Alpheus Media Inc. Several universities contributed to the
show’s 13 episodes, including Texas Tech, the Health Sciences Center and institutions
in the Texas A&M System, the Texas State University System, the University of Houston
System, the University of North Texas System and the University of Texas System.
For more information, and a program listing for KTXT-TV, visit www.ktxt.org. For more
information on "State of Tomorrow," visit www.stateoftomorrow.org.
Contact: Kelley Pitts, KTXT-TV development officer, at (806) 742-1991 ext. 227 or