Winner 1982

Current Affairs: The Case of Dashiell Hammett


This program is a compelling biographical sketch of the American mystery writer, Dashiell Hammett. The scope of the program is impressive, ranging from Hammett’s career as a Pinkerton detective to his persecution during the ugly McCarthy period. The KQED team is recognized for its extensive research and its writing and production excellence. The program rekindles interest in Hammett both as a novelist and as a public figure.