Editor At Large

The ABC documentary, “Native Nations: Standing Together for Civil Rights” received a 2009 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Excellence this week in the Broadcast/Cable TV National Program category.  The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are presented annually to members of the RCC who demonstrate excellence in religion communications and public relations. “Native Nations: Standing Together for Civil Rights” is a one-hour documentary exploring the role of the Lutheran Church in the American Indian civil rights movement of the 1970s and 1980s. The program began airing Oct. 12 on ABC television network affiliate stations. Local stations may broadcast the program at various times and dates through December 2008. Peter Coyote hosts “Native Nations,” which was in development for 18 months on locations including Albuquerque, Minneapolis and the Navajo Nation.