"The Way to 8-A" (psychiatric ward) on Midday

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Hennepin County General Hospital's Ward 8-A is the psychiatric ward. This documentary sound portrait looks at involuntary commitment to Ward 8-A: the people being committed, those doing the committing, the staff, and the entire process of involuntary commitment. This program was written and produced by Greg Barron, with assistance from David Carlton Felland.

This program won several awards, including the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award, United Press International-Minnesota Broadcasters Organization Radio and Television outstanding achievement award, Northwest Broadcast News Association award for broadcasting rxcellence, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, 1980 Minnesota Page One Award, Ohio State Award.

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