Nelson appeared in the autumn of 1960 on CBS's Camera Three. It's topic:
A Problem of Design: How to Kill People. In the 20-minute program, a straight faced Nelson presented a cultural history of weapon technology, which was at the same time a scathing commentary on the arms race during the Cold War. Its main statement: designers always do only what they are paid for, and give form to the things that are most important to society and for which society allocates the largest budget.