Winner 1984


ABC Television

What happens when a doctor himself becomes a patient? When a loving husband has two heart attacks and comes very close to death, what happens to his relationship with his wife? In Heartsounds, ABC Theater examined these issues with power and compassion. James Garner and Mary Tyler Moore portray Harold and Martha Lear whose lives were disrupted and permanently altered by the nearness of death. Both Moore and Garner turn in captivating performances and take full advantage of a lean and emotionally powerful script. Heartsounds, produced by Embassy Television under the skillful direction of executive producer Norman Lear, offers a compelling insight into a couple’s fight to rebuild their relationship after enormous setbacks and how, in the process, they rediscover each other. For a television presentation of unusual compassion and emotional impact, a Peabody Award to ABC Theater for Heartsounds.