Obituary3/23/2007 08:00:00 PM Eastern
George Katz, a professor of telecommunications and film at the University of Alabama for 48 years, died March 6 at the age of 81.
Among his former students are ESPN SportsCenter anchor Reece Davis, Seinfeld producer Tom Cherones and ABC News correspondent John Cochran.
Katz produced original public-affairs programming for local and statewide cable and played a role in developing the university's television station, WVUA.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elaine Katz; three children; and three grandchildren.