Alaska Film Archives

[1988 ivory carver; BIMA dredge at Nome]
[1988 ivory carver; BIMA dredge at Nome]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20,005 numbered as Bacon 1-01 and titled "Eskimo carver with old bold [bow] drill: WP [workprint]-100 feet." AAF-20,005 has not yet been digitized - it is the workprint for AAF-20,006, which the filmmaker's original labeling scheme has numbered as Bacon 1-02 and titled, "1988 ivory carver with drill in mouth: ECN [Eastman Color Negative]-100 feet." Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "Box 1 - 3 Small Reels, 1 Large Reel - Kotzebue, Nome, Original reels and Work Prints. BIMA is a floating dredge. Huge dredge was digging up gold bearing sand off Nome. Also other shots of Nome on same reel, ivory carver Pat, close up of head shots of dogs, dog team packed with dogs, tourists panning for gold and riding dog sleds, breakwater, tug and barge coming into channel, Front Street of Nome, ivory shop cut in to ivory carver, downtown Nome, the Nugget Inn on Front Street of Nome, Dredge 5 working." [Note that this description does not entirely match actual footage on reels - it is likely that portions of this description were meant for AAF-20,084].
[1988 ivory carver; BIMA dredge at Nome]
[1988 ivory carver; BIMA dredge at Nome]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has film AAF-20,008 numbered as Bacon 1-04 and titled "BIMA dredge: ECN,ECL-1,200 feet." Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about these films is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: "Box 1 - 3 Small Reels, 1 Large Reel - Kotzebue, Nome, Original reels and Work Prints. BIMA is a floating dredge. Huge dredge was digging up gold bearing sand off Nome. Also other shots of Nome on same reel, ivory carver Pat, close up of head shots of dogs, dog team packed with dogs, tourists panning for gold and riding dog sleds, breakwater, tug and barge coming into channel, Front Street of Nome, ivory shop cut in to ivory carver, downtown Nome, the Nugget Inn on Front Street of Nome, Dredge 5 working." [Note that this description does not entirely match actual footage on reels - it is likely that portions of this description were meant for AAF-20,084].
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 8]
[Adler-Tollefson Family films - 8]
This film contains scenes of family activities that appear to be mostly outside the state of Alaska.
[Air shots of Kotzebue 1981]
[Air shots of Kotzebue 1981]
The filmmaker's original labeling scheme has AAF-20047 numbered as Bacon 11-01 and titled “Air Shots of Kotzebue 1981.” Reed Bovee interviewed filmmaker Bill Bacon in 2010, and the following information about the group of films that includes this film is based on Bovee's notes from that interview: “Chilkat dancers, carving on the largest totem pole - The Japanese were having a World’s Fair and they wanted to have the largest totem pole so they went to Haines to have it carved; it was huge - Inuit Circumpolar Conference meeting in Nuke, Greenland in 1980, beluga hunting in Kotzebue - In the evening when the hunters bring in the whales they cut them up and hang them to dry - Nome inside shots of Omiak - When he went to Egg Island, big Omiak Eskimos climbed up the cliffs and got the bird eggs, puffin and seagull eggs - They get up there and drop the eggs down to a guy that catches them, and then he gives them to a guy in a boat where he has a basket with grass in it and they fill up the baskets - Bill got up the hill and it was so slippery from bird droppings that he kept slipping so he could not get down - They had to go around and climb up to the top and drop a rope down to him and pull him up - Says it was really embarrassing.” Notes on the film box are as follows: “Barrow Nulakatuk, ICC Meeting Inuvik NWT Canada 1960, ICC meeting Nuuk Greenland July 1, 1980, Eskimos going to ECC Island out from Nome 1950, Kotzebue beluga hunters return at night 1950” and “Reel 1: Original, Air shots of Kotzebue Oct. 31 1981.”
[Alaska Environmental Center collection films and videos 1]
[Alaska Environmental Center collection films and videos 1]
The original Betamax videotape is labeled, “Larry Sutton, Northern Alaska Environmental Center; Alpha Video Betacam 3-26-87; Ulrich Ganz, Wilbur Mills.” The video contains silent footage of mountains and rivers in Alaska, kayakers in a variety of settings, people hiking, birds and nests, Dall sheep, bears, caribou, and tundra flowers.
Alaska Review 37
Alaska Review 37
Reporter Mark O. Badger explores questions concerning the closure of the Kivalina School due to discipline problems and harassment of the principal and teachers there. Community members express their frustrations and anger with the school administration, and administrators give their points of view. Those interviewed include: George White, superintendent of the Northwest Arctic School District; Enoch Adams of Kivalina, member of the School Board Advisory Committee; Calvin Baker, principal of Kivalina School; Lowell Sage, Jr., student; David Watkins, teacher; Lowell Sage, Sr., student's father; Lena Sage, student's mother; Lucy Adams of Kivalina, former member of the School Board Advisory Committee; Marty Zelonky, assistant administrator of the Northwest Arctic School District; Raymond Hawley, mayor of Kivalina; June Nelson of the Northwest Arctic School Board; and Marshall Lind, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education. The program contains views of Kivalina, Point Hope, and a class of Point Hope fifth graders. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about energy conservation, chainsaw safety, CARE, forest fire prevention, and seat belt safety.
Alaska Review 38
Alaska Review 38
In the first segment, Alaska Review reports on the state's budget surplus, where the oil revenue will go, and what will happen if and when Alaska's oil resources run out. The permanent fund and permanent fund dividends are discussed. Those interviewed include: unidentified man-on-the-street interviewees; Alaska Governor Jay Hammond; State Representative Dick Randolph of Fairbanks; Robert Hartig of Commonwealth North; Ross Schaff, state geologist; Tom Williams, revenue commissioner; Don Bell of the Alaska Loggers Association; State Representative Terry Gardiner; and Jim Edenso, Alaska's bottomfish coordinator in Juneau. In the second segment, Alaska Review examines the 1979 wreck of the M/V Lee Wang Zin, which caused Alaska's largest oil spill to date. Plans are reviewed for an oil spill contingency plan to deal with future spills in Alaska waters. Those interviewed include: Commander Spoltman of the U.S. Coast Guard; Randy Bayliss of the Department of Environmental Conservation; and fisherman and photographer Matt Donohoe. The report contains views of the overturned vessel, the M/V Lee Wang Zin, in Dixon Entrance. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about senior citizens and the Campaign for Human Development, Alaskan peoples and members of the Protectors of the Land for the Campaign for Human Development, and child abuse prevention.
Alaska Review 39
Alaska Review 39
Alaska Review examines folklore surrounding wolves and the history of interaction between humans and wolves. Conservationists, activists, and biologists debate the appropriateness and effectiveness of aerial wolf hunting as a wildlife management tool in Alaska. A bulletin issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding the failure of the 1980 aerial wolf hunt due to poor snow conditions is mentioned at the end of the program. Those interviewed include: Will Anderson of Greenpeace Alaska; Bob Hinman of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Ed Andrews, executive director of the Wolf Country Foundation in Boulder, Colorado; Carol Gates, speaker at a 1979 Alaska Department of Fish and Game public hearing; Sam McDowell of the Izaak Walton League; Dr. Gordon Haber, wildlife ecologist; Floyd Tepton, speaker at a 1979 Alaska Department of Fish and Game public hearing; Bruce Snodgrass, speaker at a 1979 Alaska Department of Fish and Game public hearing; Bud Burris, management coordinator for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks; Jim Davis of Fairbanks, caribou research biologist; Bill Gasaway of Fairbanks, moose research biologist; Bob Stephenson of Fairbanks, wolf research biologist; Jack Jonas of Jonas Bros. Taxidermy in Denver, Colorado; Jim Pitts of Anchorage, realtor and activist; and Jack Grieb, director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The program contains views of wolves and moose, Greenpeace headquarters, and a Colorado taxidermy shop. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about litter and trash pick-up in Alaska and about Juneau history, featuring the story of Juneau photographer Trevor Davis.
Alaska Review 40- part 1
Alaska Review 40- part 1
In this video, host Pete Carran of KAKM-TV talks with John Havelock, director of legal studies for the Justice Center of the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Havelock gives an overview of the history of cameras in the courtroom and discusses issues relevant to the Williams v. Zobel case. Reporter Carroll Hodge of KAKM-TV interviews State Supreme Court Justice Jay Rabinowitz about cameras in the courtroom. Plaintiff Ronald Zobel is interviewed about the case he and his wife Patricia have brought before the court. Judge Ralph Moody is shown and quoted. An assistant attorney general for the state is interviewed. The Zobels' attorney, Mark Sandberg, is interviewed. Counsel for the State, Avrum Gross, is interviewed. Governor Jay Hammond is interviewed. John Havelock discusses each of the justices of the State Supreme Court: Chief Justice Jay Rabinowitz, Justice Edmund Burke, Justice Roger Connor, Justice Warren Matthews, Justice Robert Boochever, and former Justice Diamond as photos of the judges are shown. Counsels for the State, Assistant Attorney General Susan Burke and former State Attorney General Avrum Gross, present arguments for the State of Alaska during a live broadcast of the court proceeding.
Alaska Review 40- part 2
Alaska Review 40- part 2
In this video, counsel for the State Avrum Gross continues his presentation of arguments for the State of Alaska. The program host, Pete Carran of KAKM-TV, discusses the first portion of the proceeding with John Havelock, director of legal studies for the Justice Center of the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Previously recorded man-on-the-street interviews regarding Alaskans' thoughts on the case are shown. Mark Sandberg, attorney for the Zobels, delivers his arguments before the court. Counsel for the State Avrum Gross delivers the State's rebuttal.
Alaska Review 40- part 3
Alaska Review 40- part 3
In this video, counsel for the State Avrum Gross finishes delivering the State's rebuttal, and the court is adjourned. Host Pete Carran of KAKM-TV discusses the proceeding with John Havelock, director of legal studies for the Justice Center of the University of Alaska in Anchorage, as highlights from the proceeding are shown. Reporter Carroll Hodge of KAKM-TV interviews: Mark Sandberg, attorney for the Zobels; plaintiffs Ronald and Patricia Zobel; and Counsels for the State Susan Burke and Avrum Gross.
Alaska Review 41
Alaska Review 41
In the first segment, Mark O. Badger and Edward K. Coll report on the existence of the ice worm "Mesenchytraeus solifugus" in Alaska. Unidentified fairgoers, National Park Service Naturalist Chris Degernes, and unidentified ice worm collectors are interviewed. The report contains views of a group hiking in the Portage Glacier area and people collecting ice worms at Byron Glacier. In the second segment, Alaska Review explores the staging of a direct action protest in the Beaufort Sea by Geenpeace activists opposed to off-shore oil drilling in the area. Those interviewed include: Will Anderson, executive director of Greenpeace in Alaska; Steve Sawyer of Greenpeace; Joanna McFadden of Greenpeace; David Reinhardt (?) of Greenpeace; Mark Roberts of Greenpeace; Michael Bailey, campaign coordinator for Greenpeace; Ralph Cunningham, filmmaker; Lee Tomerlin, ham radio operator; and Larry Leonard, ham radio operator and writer. The report contains views of the Arctic Ocean near Deadhorse, the Happyhose Hotel at Deadhorse, the Sagavanirktok River, Heald Point, a gravel island and oil drilling facilities, and barges at sea. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about alcoholism and the Campaign for Human Development.
Alaska Review 42
Alaska Review 42
Alaska Review examines major changes taking place within Alaska's judicial system, such as the elimination of plea bargaining, the discovery of sentencing disparity, revisions in the criminal code, the establishment of an appellate court, and the development of a master plan for correctional institutions in the State of Alaska. Those interviewed include: Art Snowden, administrative director of the Alaska Court System; Mike Rubenstein, former executive director of the Alaska Judicial Council; Nick Maroules, research director for the Alaska Judicial Council; Mary Alice Miller, former 4th Judicial District judge; Barry Stern, assistant attorney general; Larry Weeks, district attorney for Anchorage; Roger Endell of the Criminal Justice Center at the University of Alaska; Charles Campbell, director of the Division of Corrections; Brian Porter, chief of the Anchorage Police Department; Colonel Tom Anderson, director of the Alaska State Troopers; and Avrum Gross, former attorney general of the State of Alaska. The program contains brief views of graduation ceremonies for state troopers, an officer making an arrest, and corrections facilities. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about Alaskan peoples and members of the Protectors of the Land for the Campaign for Human Development and the importance of preserving nature for future scientific discoveries.
Alaska Review 43
Alaska Review 43
Proposed petrochemical development in Alaska is explored in this program. Alaskans examine the Dow Shell Chemical group's proposal for six possible development sites in Alaska, including Fairbanks, Point Mackenzie, Kenai, Seward, Valdez, and Fire Island. Those interviewed include: Pete Lehman, project director for Dow Chemical; Fred Ali of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation; Ellen Widess of San Francisco, an attorney with California's OSHA Administration; Raphael Moure, a Denver industrial hygienist; Jerry White of Alaska's North Slope Borough; John Carlson, mayor of the Alaska's North Star Borough and member of a citizens advisory board to examine petrochemical development in Alaska; Eric Myers, member of citizens advisory board; Steve Hendrixson, environmental engineer with Shell Chemical Company; Tanya Gularte, member of citizens advisory board; Sharon Macklin, member of citizens advisory board; unidentified petrochemical industry executives; Terry Miller, lieutenant governor of Alaska; Millet Keller, member of citizens advisory board; Ernest Mueller, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation; and Jack Jones, Dow Chemical Community and Government Relations officer. The program includes views of a San Francisco and a Louisiana petrochemical facility as well as excerpts from Dow television commercials. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about alcoholism and chainsaw safety.
Alaska Review 44
Alaska Review 44
The potential for using air-cushion vehicles for transportation, cargo-hauling, and rescue operations in Alaska is investigated in this episode. Those interviewed include: Captain John McGrath of the Canadian Coast Guard; Captain Spoltman of the U.S. Coast Guard; Dave Westrup, part owner of Hovercraft Transportation Services; Aaron Potz (?), hovercraft operator; Dick Longacre, program manager of a government funded air-cushioned vehicle demonstration program; John Bates, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation; and Pat Ryan of the airport authority in Anchorage. The program contains views of various types of hovercraft in operation over land and water, Prudhoe Bay facilities, a gravel island in the Beaufort Sea, a Bethel-area hovercraft operation, and the Alaska Hovertravel Port in Anchorage. The program ends with a preview of an upcoming Alaska Review episode about the Pribilof Islands. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about real estate title insurance and chainsaw safety.
Alaska Review 45
Alaska Review 45
Alaska Review examines opposing views about Alaska's Subsistence Priority law. Those interviewed include: Walter Charlie of the Copper River/Lake Louise area; Josephine Charles and family of Sheldon Point; Dr. John Kruse of the Institute of Social and Economic Research; Sam McDowell of Alaskans for Equal Hunting and Fishing Rights; Bonnie McCord of the Tyonek Village Council; Don Mitchell of Alaskans For Sensible Fish and Game Management; Chris Goll of the Alaska Board of Fisheries; Jimmy Huntington of the Alaska Board of Fisheries; Dennis Kelso of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Tom Schroeder of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Juanita Melsheimer of English Bay; Bobby Kuasnikoff of English Bay; Marty Freidman of Homer, an attorney representing the Kachemak Bay subsistence group; Louis Gjosund, subsistence fisherman; Judy Theringer and Daniel Breslaw, subsistence fishermen; and others. The program contains views of subsistence hunting and fishing activities at the Bishop Mountain Fish Camp on the Yukon River, the Point Hope whale festival, Barrow, Tyonek, English Bay, and other areas of Alaska. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about alcohol abuse in Alaska and the Independent Quality of Living Center.
Alaska Review 46
Alaska Review 46
Alaska Review examines the innovations of Alaskans who have implemented ways to harness the energy of natural elements such as wind, water, sun, and geothermal resources to provide power in Alaskan communities. Conservation and construction techniques used by individual homeowners as well as municipalities are explored. Those interviewed include: Steve Behnke of Dillingham; Dave Balker (?), manager of Nushugak Electric in Dillingham, Don Markel, projects coordinator of the Division of Energy and Power; Bob Foote of Unalakleet; CJ Phillips (?), president of a corporation interested in developing Pilgrim Springs; Everett Drashner, Cantwell area homesteader; Diane Drashner, Cantwell area homesteader; Joe Marks, owner of a company that developed a wood gasification system; and Bud Root of the Anchorage area. The program contains views of a passively-heated super-insulated home in Dillingham, a waste-heat recovery system used to heat the Dillingham elementary school, wind-powered generators in Unalakleet, hot springs at Pilgrim Springs on the Seward Peninsula, a self-sufficient homestead in Cantwell, a wood gasification system used to create engine fuel from wood, a hydroelectric system, greenhouses, solar panels, and wind turbines.
Alaska Review 47
Alaska Review 47
Alaska Review explores Alaska's waste disposal problems, including concerns about the disposal of hazardous materials at a special waste site near Sterling, the growing population of the Municipality of Anchorage and the rapid filling of the landfill at Merrill Field, and the existence of hazardous wastes left behind by military outposts in Alaska. Members of groups concerned about environmental hazards and the disposal of waste products are interviewed. Those interviewed include: Walt and Elsa Pedersen of Sterling, Alaska; Stan Thompson, mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough; Bob Martin, regional manager of the Department of Environmental Conservation in Anchorage; Dave Brown, part owner of Alaska Environmental Industries; Joel Grunwaldt, director of Solid Waste Services for the Municipality of Anchorage; unidentified people-on-the-street interviewees; David Wigglesworth of the Center for the Environment in Anchorage; Steve Kadish, executive director of the Alaska Health Project; Dick Hudson?, manager of Anchorage water treatment facility; and Captain Peter Robles, Jr., of the U.S. Air Force at Elmendorf Air Force Base. The program contains views of the special waste site near Sterling, Alaska, the Union Chemicals Division Kenai Plant facility, Anchorage streets, municipal landfills, public service announcements about recycling and waste disposal, Anchorage water treatment facilities, technicians at work in a water safety testing lab, historic military footage, and military cleanup efforts and facilities.
Alaska Review 48
Alaska Review 48
Mark O. Badger and Edward Coll report on the sealing industry on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs and on recent efforts by the federal government to phase out funding of the seal harvest. Life on the island under Russian and United States rule is examined, and island residents talk about having lived as wards of the federal government and about having been relocated to internment camps in Southeast Alaska during World War II. Managers explain the seal harvest process, and activists talk about their opposition to the harvest. The possible future of the people of St. Paul Island is touched upon. Those interviewed include: Larry Merculief, president of Tanadgusix Corporation; Gabe Stepetin, resident of St. Paul Island; Father Michael Lestenkof, priest on St. Paul Island; Joe Scordino of the National Marine Fisheries Service; Mike Zacharof, supervisor of the By-Products Plant on St. Paul Island; Leslie Dierhauf, veterinarian and voluntary observer of the seal harvest; Captain Paul Watson of Greenpeace; Pamela Wilson, director of the Seal Rescue Fund; and Dr. Charles Fowler of the National Marine Fisheries Service. The program contains views of a St. Paul celebration at the end of sealing season, historical photos and drawings of Aleut peoples, interior and exterior views of the Russian Orthodox Church on St. Paul Island, seal harvest activities and the treatment and packing of seal skins, and scenes from the Wartime Relocation Commission Hearings in Anchorage. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about litter and recycling in Alaska and recycling in general.
Alaska Review 49
Alaska Review 49
Alaska Review covers the debate in Alaska over whether or not nuclear weapons should be used to protect and defend the United States. Topics include the nuclear arms race between the United States and Soviet Union, nuclear arms freeze resolutions put to a vote in three Alaskan cities, Alaska's civil defense plan, evacuation plans, nuclear fallout patterns, and survival plans. Those interviewed include: Steve Williams of Fairbanks, of the Alaskans for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Cindy Marquette of Fairbanks, of the Alaskans for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Don Smith, Anchorage assemblyman; Dave Brook of Anchorage, of the Citizens Concerned about Nuclear War; unidentified people-on-the-street interviewees; Colonel James Grassman, director of operations for the Alaskan Air Command; Jack Cervantes of Wasilla, Southcentral district supervisor for the Alaska Division of Emergency Services; Bruce Staser, director of Civil Defense for the Municipality of Anchorage; John Morris, of Civil Defense for the Municipality of Anchorage; and Linda Duce? of Homer, of the Alaska Institute of Self-Sufficiency and Family Preparedness. The program contains views of historical films and drawings depicting the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, gatherings in Alaska to protest the buildup of nuclear weaponry, Elmendorf Air Force Base, maps and depictions of possible damage from nuclear weapons, military bases, hospitals, grocery stores, and equipment and displays at an Alaskan survival fair.
Alaska Review 50
Alaska Review 50
Alaska Review explores the lives of those continuing to pursue a subsistence lifestyle in Alaska despite outside pressures from a quickly changing world and the availability of new tools and methods for hunting and gathering natural resources. The program contains images and interviews that appeared in several earlier Alaska Review programs. Those interviewed include: Arnold Brower, whaling captain; John Evak, subsistence hunter; Juanita Melsheimer of English Bay; Bobby Kuasnikoff of English Bay; Walter Charlie of the Lake Louise area; L. Jolson? of Kachemak City; Judy Theringer and Daniel Breslaw, subsistence fishermen; and Everett and Diane Drashner, homesteaders. The program contains views of Point Hope singers and dancers, a Point Hope whaling celebration, people pulling in fish nets at Bishop Mountain near Galena, scenes at a fish camp, harvesting of fish at English Bay, an Alaskan garden, and a self-sufficient homestead south of Fairbanks.
Alaska Review 51
Alaska Review 51
In the first segment, Eric Eckholm reports on Humpback Whales in Alaska waters and efforts to study and protect the giant mammals. Those interviewed include whale scientist Sharon Guinn and high school biology teacher Charles Juracz of Juneau. Portions of this report are repeated from a segment titled "Whalewatch" that appeared in an earlier Alaska Review program (AAF-4972). A summary of recent findings follows the original report. (Video quality is poor). The second segment, "Fred Machetanz: An Alaskan Master," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4959). The third segment, "The Great Alaskan Iceworm Safari," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4986).
Alaska Review 52
Alaska Review 52
In the first segment, reporter Eric Eckholm reviews the history of reindeer herding in Alaska and reports on the harvesting of reindeer antlers for sale to foreign markets. Portions of this report are repeated from a segment titled "Reindeer" that appeared in an earlier Alaska Review program (AAF-4961). Updates are given after the original report. Those interviewed include: Mr. Chueng of San Francisco's Chinatown, herbal merchant selling deer antlers for medicinal purposes; Alfred Carmen of Deering, reindeer herder; Dr. Jack Luick of Fairbanks, reindeer scientist; Jim Isabelle, helicopter pilot; Jung Wang, antler buyer; and John Schaeffer, president of NANA Regional Corporation. The report contains views of a helicopter-aided reindeer roundup in Deering, reindeer antler removal, Chinatown in San Francisco, the Teller reindeer round-up, graphics detailing the warble-fly life cycle, and reindeer in winter being inoculated. In the second segment, reporter Eric Eckholm explores the history of sled dog racing and talks to dog mushers about their philosophies on raising sled dogs. Portions of this report are repeated from a segment titled "See How They Run" that appeared in an earlier Alaska Review program (AAF-4957). Updates are given after the original report. Dog mushers Gareth Wright and Roxy Woods are interviewed. Report contains views of sled dog races, dog yards, and the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage.
Alaska Review 53
Alaska Review 53
Alaska Review reports on the climbing of Mt. McKinley and regulation changes within Denali National Park and Preserve. Portions of this report are repeated from a segment titled "Denali" that appeared in an earlier Alaska Review program (AAF-4953). Those interviewed in this updated segment include: Jim Hale, mountain guide; Ray Genet, mountain guide; Bob Gerhard, mountaineering ranger for Mt. McKinley National Park; Bradford and Barbara Washburn, explorers and map-makers; Mike Fisher, pilot for Talkeetna Air Service; Nick Hartzell, park ranger; Frances Randall, mountain climber and full time summer resident of glacier landing strip; Glenn Fortner, leader of mountain climbing expedition; Dan Kuehn, Mt. McKinley National Park superintendent; Robert C. Cunningham, Denali National Park and Preserve superintendent; and Gary Bocarde, director of Mountain Trip Guiding Service. The program contains views of park buses, trains, and tourists at Denali National Park, climbing expedition preparations, glaciers, park rangers and maps, and the University of Alaska Center for High Latitude Research Camp.
Alaska Review 54
Alaska Review 54
Alaska Review explores the formation of Alaska's North Slope Borough and the changes brought about by the borough's new and sudden wealth due to Prudhoe Bay oil revenues. The history of the Inupiat and changes brought about to their culture through interaction with Western Society is discussed. Controversies and conflict surrounding the initial formation of the North Slope Borough, the high costs of construction in the arctic, quality of life issues, and allocation of oil revenues are all discussed. Those interviewed include: Eugene Brower, mayor of the North Slope Borough; Jon Buchholdt, North Slope Borough communications consultant and former aide to borough mayor Eben Hopson; State Senator Vic Fisher; Professor John Havelock; Bob Dupere, North Slope Borough financial consultant; Nate Olemaun, mayor of Barrow; unidentified interviewees (names not visible due to poor video quality); Irving Igtanloc, director of capital improvements for the North Slope Borough; Jacob Kagak, mayor of Wainwright; Ethel Patkotak of Wainwright; Maggi Gray of Barrow; and State Senator Rick Halford of Chugiak. The program contains views of North Slope Borough development and construction, Barrow residents and homes, Eben Hopson High School, and the Barrow utilidor system.
Alaska Review 55
Alaska Review 55
Alaska Review examines public health policies in the state of Alaska and their impact and effectiveness in rural areas. Topics include the immunization program, hepatitis B, rural sanitation, and search and rescue operations. Those interviewed include: Dr. John Middaugh, state epidemiologist; Dr. E. S. Rabeau, director of the Division of Public Health; Nancy Davis, regional nursing manager; Dr. Brian McMahan of the Indian Health Service; Bob Kopolka, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region sanitarian; Ray Hough of the Public Health Service; Paul Kiunya of Kipnuk; David Enock, village president of Tuntutuliak; Elise Serian Patkotak, North Slope Borough health director; Gail Jacoby, Telehealth trainer; Carolyn Simmonds, health aide in Nuiqsut; and Don Gamble, search and rescue pilot and administrator. The program contains views of the Health Clinic in Nightmute, patients and healthcare providers, a medical evacuation flight arriving in Barrow, Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Hepatitis B testing in Tuntutuliak, people receiving vaccination shots, the washeteria in Tuntutuliak, honey bucket disposal sites, a man receiving a dental exam, a demonstration of the Telehealth video system, a search and rescue helicopter, and a search and rescue training mission.
Alaska Review 56
Alaska Review 56
Alaska Review examines sport fishing and commercial fishing on the Kenai River and reports on the conflicts between different user groups. Those interviewed include: unidentified fishermen; Bob Penney, president of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association; Paul Ruesch, fisheries biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Harry Gaines, sportfishing guide; Bix Bonney of the Alaska Board of Fish; Jim Evenson, president of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association; Jeff Parker of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association; Doug Blossom, commercial set net fisherman; Lottie Edelman, Kenai fish processor; Dwayne ?, commercial fisherman; Melvin Johnson, commercial set net fisherman; unidentified commercial fisherman; Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield; Tom Wagner, mayor of Kenai; unidentified Kenai resident; Stan Thompson, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor; Andy Johnson, president of the Salamatof Native Association; Frank Mullen, Soldotna pioneer; and Neil Johannsen, director of Alaska State Parks. The program contains views of the Kenai River, sport fishing activities, commercial fishing operations, fisheries biologists, a meeting of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, protests by commercial fishermen against sport fishermen, Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield posing with salmon and greeting protestors, and development along the Kenai River. A song titled "Ballad of the Kenai River" by Hobo Jim is featured.
Alaska Review 57
Alaska Review 57
Alaska Review examines development of the agricultural industry in the Matanuska Valley and Delta areas of Alaska, and it reports on financial problems faced by Alaska's farmers. Topics discussed include the 1979 Delta barley project, the Seward grain terminal, the Point Mackenzie dairy industry, Matanuska Maid bankruptcy concerns, and competition from products imported into Alaska. Those interviewed include unidentified farmers; Walter Parker, former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation; Alaska Governor Jay Hammond; Bob Palmer, former state senator and Kenai Peninsula farmer; Alaska State Senator Vic Fisher; Jerry Bremer?, Delta farmer; Charlie Trowbridge?, Delta farmer; Barney Hollembaek, Delta farmer; Bill Heim, director of Alaska's Division of Agriculture; David Smith, assistant manager of Matanuska Maid; Karen Lee of Dairy West at Point Mackenzie; and Pete Probasco, manager of the Alaska Revolving Loan Fund. The program contains views of Matanuska Valley farms, historical photos and films of early farming in Alaska, grocery stores, shipping containers and imported products at sea ports, Delta area farming operations, livestock, dairy cattle, Matanuska Maid milk processing facilities, an ARLF (Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund) board meeting, and egg processing facilities.
Alaska Review 58
Alaska Review 58
Alaska Review examines the rapid growth of Alaska's pollock and bottom-fishing industry and what it means for the state's economy. The report covers topics such as the Magnuson Act, the 200-Mile Limit, joint venture operations, foreign fishing fleets, harvest limits, and new food products such as surimi. Those interviewed include: Thorn (or Thorne?) Tasker of Alaskan Joint Venture Fisheries, Inc.; Al Burch of the Alaska Draggers Association; Chris Riley of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation; Jim Branson of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council; Greg Baker (?), director of the Office of Commercial Fisheries Development for the State of Alaska; Bob Keating, Joint Venture representative; Colonel Yong Sam Kim of the Samho Moolsan Company of South Korea; Chris Mitchell (?), executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation; Jerry Babbitt, food scientist with the National Marine Fisheries Service; and Gilbert Francklyn, Dutch Harbor crab fisherman. The program contains views of the Alaska coastline, fishing vessels, the visit of an Alaskan commission to Norway, fish processing facilities, grocery store fish displays, fish preparation at a restaurant, underwater scenes of fish being caught in a bottom trawling net, nets being hauled back aboard boats, graph showing bottom fish harvest levels, scenes from the 1984 North Pacific Fisheries Management Council meeting, a Japanese restaurant, an Alaska Pacific Seafoods processing facility in Kodiak, a food science lab, crab pots and crab boats, and a graph showing a rapid decline in Bering Sea king crab harvest levels.
Alaska Review 59
Alaska Review 59
Alaska Review and Focus North examine the Alaska Native Review Commission, headed by Thomas Berger of Canada, which performed an independent review of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act on behalf of Native groups in Alaska. The program also touches upon Canada's Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry of the mid 1970s, which investigated the possible impacts of a proposed gas pipeline through Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories. Those interviewed include: Justice Thomas Berger; Frank T'Seleie, former chief of Good Hope, Northwest Territories; Bob Blair, president of Foothills Pipeline, Ltd.; Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield; David Case, author; Willie Hensley, Alaska Native leader; Mary Malchoff of Port Graham; Elenore McMullen of Port Graham; Lydia Robart of Port Graham; and others. The program contains views of villages in Canada and Alaska, community hearings in Canada and Alaska, an Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) meeting, Anchorage streets, subsistence and trapping activities, and Native dancing and cultural activities.