Winner 1989

China Beach: Vets

ABC Television, Sacret, Inc., in association with Warner Brothers Television

Our preoccupation with the war in Vietnam and its consequences continues. We attempt to reconcile our experience in Southeast Asia in the popular arts: from fiction to feature films to television. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find new ways of recreating and interpreting the war without falling into traps of imitation or clichè. In the Vets episode of China Beach, writers John Sacret Young and John Wells broke new ground in bringing the experience of the war into our homes. Credit is also due to the team of producers: John Wells, Pat Green, Geno Escarrega, Chris Nelson and Fred Gerber for this episode of unusual impact. To China Beach: Vets, a Peabody Award.