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A Tribute to John Nichols: “The Sky’s the Limit”

Air Date Saturday May 25 at 4 p.m. on 5.1

John Nichols


A tribute to author John Nichols, a replay of the 1991 Colores program “The Sky’s the limit.”

“Well known for his books The Milagro Beanfield War, The Sterile Cuckoo and others, author John Nichols collaborates in this wry documentary that voices his concerns about today’s environmental crisis. The Sky’s the Limit combines author John Nichols’ thoughts and writings with his poignant photographs of the largely unspoiled landscape of Taos New Mexico. The documentary captures Nichols wit with his personal reflections on the important environmental crisis of our day. Featured in this first person doc, are Nichols’ photographs which evolved over the last twenty years into statements of environmental conscience and commitment.

Nichols writes, “Each photograph is a voice raised in protest… pictures of this sweet earth… have become part of a language that must be learned if the future is to be hopeful. Any photograph of natural terrain contains within it a message to halt population growth… ban pesticides and other toxic wastes, and save the whales. There is an urgency to even the most peaceful and bucolic landscape…”