Winner 1985

The Final Chapter?

TV Ontario

The threat of nuclear war is a subject readily available for documentary production, but one which rarely has been treated as incisively as in the international teleproduction of The Final Chapter?. The chilling prospect of nuclear destruction and the sobering possibility of an ensuing “nuclear winter” are vividly depicted in this excellent production. No small part of the credit is due to TVOntario, NHK, Japan, Sveriges Television, and Technisonor (France), who all contributed mightily to this massive three-year effort. The result is a terrifying lesson whose skillful animation, sober and eloquent narration and scrupulous dedication to scientific principles captured the attention of the Peabody Board. For a no-nonsense approach to a serious subject, a Peabody Award for The Final Chapter?.