Law School’s Counter-Terrorism Simulation Documentary Wins Emmy Award
A documentary made about the 2009 anti-terrorism simulation exercise hosted by the law school won an Emmy ® Award on June 18 in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs. The show entitled, “Tough Decisions: Defending the Homeland,” was produced and directed by WFYI TV 20, in conjunction with the Indiana University Schools of Law – Indianapolis and Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).
“Tough Decisions,” which aired several times in 2010, chronicles the minute-by-minute response as law and SPEA students role-played government and civilian officials attempting to deal with sometimes faulty or incomplete information in an unfolding terrorist attack. (View the documentary via this link.)
The 2009 simulation was planned by Associate Professor of Law Shawn Boyne, along with SPEA professors Jim White and William Foley.
WFYI has been serving the Indianapolis area since 1970, broadcasting PBS and local programming.
The 42nd Annual Emmy® Awards Gala (Lower Great Lakes Chapter) took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Emmy® is an international award that recognizes excellence in the industry. This is the highest award given in television.