For five years KPIX tracked several juvenile offenders sentenced to the custody of the California Youth Administration. As they grow up, moving in and out of the state’s custody, the videotape makes clear that the treatment these boys received failed them and the state as well.
Richard Saiz, Sheldon Fay, Jr., Richard Jett, Terry Kane Chinn, Steve Parmley, William Corona, Carlton Lewis, Mark Winkler, Neil Shigley, Celeste Greco, Lindsey Jackson, Janet Utech, Ron Lorentzen, Jim Lutton
As part of its weekly series "Explorer" on the cable superstation WTBS, the National Geographic Society offers a stunning testimony to the compassionate qualities of gorillas as they adapt to modern "natural" zoo habitats. This one-hour broadcast includes several case studies in which the interaction of gorillas and humans is both touching and surprising.
Allison Argo, Robert E. Collins, William Sims, John Vincent, George Stamer, Scott Harper, Kent Gibson, Tom Mitchell, Don Gooch, Nancy Staley, Ed Barger, Roger Herr, Sian Evans, Mila Schwartz, Lisa Manning, David McKillop, Elisabeth Steenweg, Michael Rosenfield, Nicolas Noxon, Julia Mair, Tom Simon, Tim Kelly, Gilbert M. Grosvenor
In 11 hours of superb filmmaking, Ken Burns uses every possible tool to reconstruct and chronicle the terrible years of the American Civil War. Capturing the largest audience in the history of public television, this independently produced series brings the meaning and tragedy of the war to life.
With his courageous reporting under fire from inside Iraq, when he was the only broadcast reporter there, Peter Arnett provided an antidote to other coverage of the Gulf War. Always carefully indicating when his reports were censored, Arnett came to symbolize the flowering of CNN as a prime source of information for the world.
Ed Turner, Bob Furnad, Eason Jordan, Robert Wiener, Peter Arnett
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