NEW YORK -- Thomas Madigan, Emmy Award-winning producer of television documentaries and director of corporate underwriting departments at several public television stations, died July 8 from complications of heart surgery. He was 85.
Mr. Madigan won an Emmy in 1980 for producing "The Hunter and the Hunted," a PBS documentary about Nazi war criminals. "The Adams Chronicles" (1976), about one of the nation's most prominent political families, won four Emmys.
His 1969 film, "Salvador Dali: A Soft Self-Portrait," won the Venice Film Festival prize for best documentary.
Mr. Madigan headed corporate underwriting departments at several PBS stations, including WNET in New York, WGBH in Boston, and WQED in Pittsburgh.
He graduated from Hartford's Trinity College and served in the Army during World War II. He began writing radio scripts in the 1940s and later worked in advertising.