Winner 1993

The New Explorers

WTTW-TV, Kurtis Productions, Ltd.

Now entering its fourth season, The New Explorers represents a unique partnership among government, major corporations, science institutions, WTTW, and Kurtis Productions, Ltd. This collaborative effort has yielded an unprecedented educational initiative, in which over 100,000 students across the country are provided with exceptional science education. While each of the documentaries in this series is exceedingly produced and entertaining, and features outstanding works by executive producer and host Bill Kurtis, the added strength of The New Explorers is the wealth of instructional materials made available for participation teacher and student groups. As the world approaches the next millennium, an era when knowledge of science will be critical to the perpetuation of our civilization, this series responds to the challenge. For providing the highest level of on- and off- air excellence in support of education, a Peabody to WTTW and Kurtis Productions, Ltd. for The New Explorers.