Emmy-nominated Writer Edward Hume’ Obituary Released by Family
Emmy-nominated writer Edward Hume’s obituary was released by his family who stated that Hume passed away on July 13, 2023. No cause of death was revealed.
Edward Chalmers Hume was born on May 18, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was best known for creating and developing several TV series in the 1970s, and for writing the 1983 movie The Day After.
During the 1970s Hume wrote the pilot scripts for four television series: Cannon, Barnaby Jones, The Streets of San Francisco, and Toma.
During the week of April 21, 1974, all four series appeared together in the Nielsen top twenty ratings.
The Day After was a cultural and media phenomenon, watched by 100 million people on the night of Sunday, November 20, 1983. Following the movie, ABC aired a Viewpoint program hosted by Ted Koppel to discuss its impact.
Among the participants were Carl Sagan, William F. Buckley, Robert McNamara, Henry Kissinger, Elie Wiesel, and Secretary of State George P. Shultz.
In his diaries, President Reagan noted that the movie was “powerfully done, very effective…and left me greatly depressed.”Finally, The Day After was released in theaters around the world
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Details of Edward Hume’s Obituary at 87
Edward Hume’s obituary was shared by his family this week. The Emmy-nominated ‘The Day After’ writer died on July 13, 2023, at the age of 87.
“There can be no doubt about the size of Earth’s debt to Edward Hume,” Nicholas Meyer, the director of ‘The Day After’ said.
The Day After was aired on Soviet television; the screenplay was nominated for an Emmy Award and also won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Drama Anthology.
In addition to the feature film screenplays for Summertree, A Reflection of Fear, and Two-Minute Warning, Edward wrote the TV movies Sweet Hostage, The Harness, and 21 Hours in Munich, dramatizing the events related to the Black September terrorist attack on Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics.
The Terry Fox Story (1983) told the story of a young athlete who lost a leg to cancer, yet ran on a prosthesis across Canada promoting the Marathon of Hope, and raising funds for cancer research.
The movie won the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture, Canada’s equivalent of the Oscar.
Common Ground, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by J. Anthony Lukas, reviewed the turbulence of the Boston busing crisis of 1976 through the lives of three families. The teleplay won the 1990 Humanitas Prize.
Hume is survived by his children; Brian, Chris, and Erika; his sisters; Martha Lucuis and Marian Tibbetts and many nieces and nephews.
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