Alaska Review 6
Alaska Review collection
Ed Bennett (Filmmaker)Eric Eckholm (Filmmaker)
Independent Television, Inc.
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. The first segment, "Future Shake," examines the destructive potential of earthquakes in Alaska. It features interviews with geologist William Long, former Alaska Governor Walter Hickel, soil specialist Irv Long, Anchorage City Planner Lidia Selkregg, soils engineer Harry Lee, structural engineer John Aho, soils engineer Jim Rooney, scientist Niren Biswas, and Dr. Neil Davis. The program contains film footage of the aftermath of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska as well as views of downtown Anchorage, the Palmer Observatory, and the Geophysical Institute in Fairbanks. The second segment, "Growing Old in the Cold," outlines special problems facing Alaska's elderly. It includes views of the Palmer Pioneer Home, the Glenmore (spelling?) Nursing Home in Anchorage, and the community of Grayling, Alaska. Those interviewed include senior citizen Lula Behn, Jimmy Alexander of Grayling, Kay Hitchcock of the Palmer Pioneer Home, Loyette Goodell of Alaska Legal Services agency, and nurse's aide Ann Harrington. The third segment, "Seward: A Time to Prepare," looks at the impact of possible offshore oil development near Seward. It includes interviews with Seward Mayor Dick Neve, Seward realtor Dick Erickson, Seward City Manager Johnny Johnson, Jim Matthews of Exxon, and Cliff Center are included. The program also contains public service announcements (PSAs) about forest fire prevention, education and the aging, and birth defect prevention and the March of Dimes.
U-matic videotape; color; sound
EarthquakesOlder peoplePetroleum industry
Western AlaskaSouthcentral Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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