Alaska Film Archives

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.