Alaska Review 5
Alaska Review collection
Ed Bennett (Filmmaker)Eric Eckholm (Filmmaker)
Independent Television, Inc.
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. In the first segment, they explore the high cost of car and home insurance in Alaska. Those interviewed include: unidentified people-on-the-street; Sergeant Warren Suddock of the Anchorage Police Department; Darrell Larrigan of Allstate Insurance; Sue Fison, head of the Fairbanks Pipeline Impact Information Center; Richard Block, head of the Alaska State Division of Insurance; Jack Randolph of State Farm Insurance; Buck Whitaker, University of Alaska fire chief; Russel Wertz, homeowner; John Carlson, mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough; and Alaska State Representative Rick Urion. The film also includes views of Anchorage streets, auto accidents, Alaska body shops, and Fairbanks area homes. The second segment investigates research on the Aurora Borealis at the Geophysical Institute in Fairbanks. Interviewees include: Professor Hans Nielsen of the Geophysical Institute; Professor Tom Hallinan of the Geophysical Institute; and Neil Brown, range supervisor at Poker Flats. Images are included of: the Atmospheric Sciences Lab MET Team at Poker Flats, Geophysical Institute video tapes of aurora activity; Geophysical Institute facilities at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and the Poker Flats Research Range. The third segment covers the politics, management, and finance problems of the University of Alaska. Those interviewed include: Alaska Representative and Speaker of the House Hugh Malone; Kathryn Ostrosky, former Alaska Representative; Dr. Paul Goodwin, former university instructor; Dr. Andrea Helms, university political science instructor; Ralph McGraph of the Community College Teachers' Union; Brian Brundin, former Board of Regents president; Dr. Max Hullinger, former university vice president of finance; Dr. Robert Hiatt, former university president; Alaska Senator Jalmar Kerttula; Alaska Representative and House Finance Chairman Steve Cowper; and Dr. Charles Ferguson, interim university president. At end of the program, a correction is made regarding brewing companies in Alaska. Photos of the Pioneer Brewing Company and Arctic Brewing Company in Fairbanks were provided by Renee Blahuta of the University of Alaska Archives. Mention is also made of other Alaska breweries. Program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about human development, special education, and gas-saving tips.
U-matic videotape; color; sound
InsuranceAurorasPolitics & governmentBrewing industryUniversities & colleges
Western AlaskaInterior Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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