"Nightline," in five broadcasts last March from Johannesburg, did something so simple yet so rare in bridging together for the first time South African government officials and their adversaries and critics to debate apartheid and the social and political structures that support it. In the way that only television can, "Nightline" revealed for viewers the pain, anguish and rage that suffuses the struggles of this divided country. Masterfully executed and exquisitely produced, it was perhaps the most powerful, certainly the most extraordinary, television of the year.
Richard Kaplan, Ted Koppel, Roger Goodman, William Moore, Betsy West, Lionel Chapman, Terry Irving, Steve Lewis, Bill Nicholson, Tara Sonenshine, Bill Freiberger, Steve Alhart, Chris Evans, Gary Boyarsky, Rick Hull, Fabrice Moussus, Henry Bautista, Tommy Doig, Teddy John, Andrew Laurence, Maurice Odello, Gotthard Barth, Donna Rowlinson, Eric Wray, Neil Patterson, Betsy Rosenfield, Robert Jordan, Jenny Ames, Ria Bonthuys. Ina Joubert, Karen McCann, Ted Lawrence, Roy Smithers, Hennie Hartmann, Ronelle Cruywagen, Johann Conradie, Dominique Pitot, Christo Doherty, Alex Pollard, Leon Labuschagne, Angus Clarke, George Von Mollendorf, Victor de Menezes, Alasdair Richards, Ronnie Lennox, Dave Jacobs, Andre Gous, Andre Olivier, J. C. Hibbard, Herman Cloete, Fred Esterhuizen, Riaan Venter, Louis van Sittert, Johan Schultz, Eric Lawrenson, Lucas V. D. Westhuizen, Marius J. van Rensburg, Charl Stevens, Phillip O'Kelly, Naas Prinsloo, Janos Urban, Andre Hattingh, Tommy Thacker, Susan du Plessis, Lesley Street, Neels Phyfer, Rhys Claase, Bruce Jones