Winner 1972

The Restless Earth

WNET/Channel 13, British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK

This splendidly photographed two-hour film is honored for its artistry and as a model for future programs of international cooperation. On the surface it was an examination of the geological theory of plate tectonics, elegantly scripted by British author, Nigel Calder and narrated by David Prowitt of WNET. It served to introduce viewers to young geologists of a bright, new world generation whose restlessness is prodding the scientific community into re-examining some of its long-accepted theories. On an international level, it was a handsome example of global cooperation between WNET and the BBC in association with the Australian, Swedish and West German broadcasting organizations.