Winner 1988

The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind

Turner Network Television

Margaret Mitchell herself would have been fascinated, to say the least. Here is the real “inside” story of many things that went on before Gone With The Wind emerged as one of America’s all-time great motion pictures. Rare film footage has been woven into a fascinating insight of how Hollywood did it back in the 1930s. This is David Selznick’s story. It shows how the famed independent producer set out to “beat” the major studios at their own game. We get the behind-the-scenes story of how Atlanta was burned, the many premieres that gave GWTW such a grand send-off and the screen tests from which the final selections were made. Members of the Peabody Board found this to be television entertainment and television education of the highest order. For this, a Peabody Award to Turner Network Television for The Making Of A Legend: Gone With The Wind.