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Texas Tech Public Media Wins Two EMMY Awards

Emily Gardner

November 10, 2015

The awards were presented to KTTZ-TV Saturday night in Austin.


Texas Tech University Public Media won two EMMY awards from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences – Lonestar Region. The awards were presented Saturday (Nov. 7) at a ceremony in Austin for the documentaries, “Guns Up: The History of Raider Red” and “Put Me to Suffering.”

“Congratulations to Paul Hunton and the entire staff at KTTZ-TV and Texas Tech Public Media for continuing to produce meaningful content for our viewers,” said Chris Cook, managing director. “They have done a wonderful job of identifying stories that relate locally, yet draw interest and viewers from beyond the South Plains. I'd also like to commend Robert Giovannetti for his leadership and guidance as station manager when these stories were produced.”


“Guns Up: The History of Raider Red” shows the creation of the mascot in Dirk West's Southwest Conference cartoons and ends with Raider Red's participation in the 2012 Capital One Mascot National Championship. The documentary won the Outstanding Achievement Texas Heritage – Program/Special category.

“Put Me to Suffering” tells the story of Ted Dotts, a former pastor at St. John's Methodist Church in Lubbock. The documentary follows Dotts' and his wife Betty's journey as they dealt with Ted's decision to forgo cancer treatment. The documentary won in the Outstanding Achievement Human Interst – Program Feature/Segment category.  

“KTTZ-TV, Texas Tech Public Media, is honored and humbled in receiving two EMMY awards,” said Paul Hunton, station manager. “We feel privileged to share the stories of the people of Lubbock and Texas Tech University. It is a huge honor to be recognized with one of the most notable and well-respected symbols of excellence in television and film.”