Winner 1986

Paris: From Oscar Wilde to Jim Morrison

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

In its efforts to streamline production costs and to maximize its use of music and news, the radio industry has too frequently overlooked the dramatic and humorous capabilities of radio. Fortunately, in a fast-paced exciting and highly unusual program, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has reminded us that radio can be a poetic, inspiring and truly unique experience for the listener. By interweaving eloquent prose and music into a witty narrative, producer Connie Davis and director/author Hugh Graham have effectively captured the spirit of the French capitol. As Canadian theorist Marshall McLuhan said, radio is an “inner trip.” Paris: From Oscar Wilde to Jim Morrison is a radio trip well worth taking!