Winner 1980

Terra: Our World

Maryland Instructional Television

Some people apparently believe that instructional television must, of necessity, be dull, plodding in presentation, and colorless. The producers of Terra: Our World obviously don’t buy that assessment. The staff of Maryland Instructional Television approached an important topic with a resolve that their presentation could be a useful learning tool that would be at once exciting, fast moving, and colorful. They obviously succeeded. This effective program looked at the world and its problems in a manner that clearly was stimulating as well and have awarded it a Peabody Award.