1 9 7 0 -- This New Frontier

A WWL-TV Special Project

written & narrated Phil Johnson
filmed & edited by Jim Tolhurst

A documentary film on Israel and the Middle East.

It is without doubt one of the most beautiful and sympathetic documentaries ever made on Israel and is also distinguished by its outstanding photography.

-- Benjamin Bonney, Consul General of Israel
March 23, 1971

My wife and I were discussing this film; and she remarked that you 'have a tremendous feeling for people,' with the characterizations that have come through.

-- Ben Bavly, President, B'nai B'rith Council of New Orleans
July 5, 1971

I saw you use light and shadow, I saw you use sunrise and sunset, I know exactly where you stood and how -- and if ever I behald a work of artistry, your photography is that work.

-- Rabbi Leo Bergman, D.D., Touro Synagogue
May 19, 1971

I now appreciate the awesome task which faces a photographer and film editor when he attempts to make his film say exactly what he wants. You did just this in your Israel film.

-- Phillip M. Hannan, Archbishop of New Orleans
April 22, 1971

The photography was magnificent. Throughout, it was a beautifully-written, excellently-photographed, perfectly-edited film.

-- Tom Finney, P.R. Director, Archdiocese of New Orleans
April 22, 1971


1970 George Foster Peabody Award

1970 New Orleans Press Club Documentary Film

1970 New Orleans Press Club Film Editing

1971 Terra Sancta B'nai B'rith Award for International Understanding

1971 New Orleans Press Club, 1st Place Documentary Photography

1971 UPI Documentary Film Award

1970 George Foster Peabody Award:
Television Promotion of International Understanding

terra sancta
1971 Terra Sancta B'nai B'rith Award:
From B. Bonney, Consul General of Israel


1970 George Foster Peabody certificate

31st Annual George Foster Peabody Radio & Television Awards presentation program: cover .. inside .. back


Invitation to Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith awards presentation.

Times-Picayune news item announcing B'nai B'rith Award.

News item from The Loyola Report announcing Peabody.


Confidential letter from University of Georgia informing WWL that This New Frontier has been selected to receive a Peabody.