The U.S. film industry mourns the loss of George C. Stoney, (July 1, 1916 – July 12, 2012) known as the father of public access television. One of the founders of the Alternate Media Centre, a university-based outreach production training project for students and the wider community and the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers, Stoney taught at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts from 1971 until his death last week.
His documentaries include, All My Babies (1953) —an educational film about midwives that was selected for preservation in the United U.S National Film Registry in 1992, How the Myth Was Made: A Study of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran (1978) and The Uprising of ’34 (1995).
Read Mr. Stoney’s New York Times obituary here.
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