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Roger Reid wins Emmy for “Alabama in Space”

Roger Reid, writer and producer of the popular Alabama Public Television series Discovering Alabama and author of the young adult novels Space and Longleaf, received a Southeast Regional EMMY Award for Outstanding Achievement for his work as writer of a Discovering Alabama episode titled “Alabama in Space.”

In a ceremony held in Atlanta last week, National Academy of Arts and Sciences colleagues from around the South recognized Reid’s work as a writer of a “non-news program.”

The honored episode focused on Alabama’s involvement in the space program, which helped to put a man on the moon 40 year ago, and discussed “what the journey has helped us discover right here on Earth,” says Reid “This award would not have been possible without the direct involvement of friends at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. These are many of the same folks who helped me develop the science content of my novel Space.”

Space is a fast-moving story that incorporates factual information about astronomy and America’s space program into its intriguing tale of suspicion and pursuit.

Space is available from NewSouth Books,, or your favorite retail or online book seller.