Thursday, October 1, 2015
By Kacie Svoboda
“Dinosaur 13,” the documentary film about “Sue” — the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, won the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming during the 36th Annual News and Documentary Awards on Monday, Sept. 28. “Dinosaur 13” beat out four other nominees to take the honor.
“Dinosaur 13” tells the story of the discovery of “Sue” in 1990 by Hill City’s Black Hills Institute of Geological Research paleontologist Pete Larson and his team and the ensuing conflict between Native Americans, the federal government and museums over the ownership of the dinosaur.
The documentary was produced and directed by Todd Miller and is based on the book “Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law and My Life” by Larson and Kristin Donnan. The film was broadcast on CNN.