Alaska Review 19
Alaska Review collection
Mark Weller (Filmmaker)Eric Eckholm (Filmmaker)
Independent Television Inc.
In the first segment, reporter Mark Weller examines the struggle between Ahtna, Inc. and the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company over agreements made prior to construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Those interviewed include: Roy Tansy, president of Ahtna, Inc.; Christine Yazzie, past president of Ahtna, Inc.; Jimmy McKinley of Copper Center; Dean Olson, business advisor to Ahtna, Inc.; unidentified Copper Center residents; Bernie Kline (?) of Copper Center; and John Ratterman, Alyeska spokesman. The program contains scenes from the 1978 AFN Convention in Anchorage as well as views of the pipeline and the Copper Center area. In the second segment, Eric Eckholm reports on controversies surrounding the combating of forest fires in Alaska. Those interviewed include: Jerry Timmins, BLM fire chief for Interior Alaska; Ray Settles, state fire chief; Carl Jeglum, BLM fire researcher; and Davis Perkins, smokejumper and artist. The program contains views of wildfires, fire fighting equipment, fire fighting crews and aircraft. This program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about Social Security and home mortgages.
3/4" U-Matic videotape; color; sound
PipelinesPetroleum industryFire fightersForest firesFirefighting equipment
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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