ABC’s of Nuclear War
(1984) 30-minute radio documentary on children’s fears and fantasies about the arms race. Broadcast nationally by Consider the Alternatives.
Claire Schoen: Producer, recordist/ editor
Fine Line Productions: Executive Producer
Program Summary: The media today are filled with concern over the perils of nuclear war. With all the attention given to this subject in print, in the movies and around the dinning room table, what information are children picking up? And what are they making of it? How are they reacting to the information — and misinformation — that they may have? And what are they doing with their feelings of fear, anxiety and confusion? Seventh and eighth graders look at some of the issues surrounding nuclear weapons. They discuss how they are dealing with present-day tensions through nightmares, fantasies and the war games they play.