Peter Jennings and ABC News went beyond the available breaking news coverage to examine the background and implications of the war in "A Line in the Sand," aired Sept. 11, 1990, one month after Iraq invaded Kuwait; "A Line in the Sand: War or Peace?" aired Jan. 14. 1991, just before Operation Desert Storm began; and "War in the Gulf: Answering Children’s Questions," a 90-minute broadcast on Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 1991, created specifically for young viewers. All three broadcasts feature Jennings standing on a huge curved map of the Middle East to explain the situation.
Also exceptional is the four-part extended series called "Children in Crisis," in which much of the "World News Tonight" staff traveled to urban and rural Ohio, selected as representative of the national problem, to go behind the statistics and focus on the pervasive poverty in the lives of many American children.
Denise W. Burke, Tom Yellin, Stuart Schwartz, Peter Jennings, George Paul