Alaska Film Archives

Alaska Review 01
Alaska Review 01
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. Lieutenant Governor Lowell Thomas, Jr., provides a brief description of the ballot initiative procedure as Alaska Review considers three initiatives scheduled for the upcoming 1976 November ballot. The first segment, "It's Your Choice: The Capital Sites, " deals with the proposal to move the state capital from Juneau to one of three proposed sites in Southcentral Alaska. The proposed sites of Larson Lake, Mt. Yenlo, and Willow are reviewed. Those interviewed include Capital Site Selection Committee member Leonard Lane, Frank Harris of Anchorage, Mat-Su Borough Manager Wes Howe, Mat-Su Borough Planner Bill Long, Carroll Close of Talkeetna, Gus Scheele of Wasilla, David Freer of Juneau, Juneau Mayor Virginia Kline, and unidentified man-on-the-street interviewees. The second segment, "Unicameralism: Uni-What?" examines the possibility of combining the state senate and house of representatives into a single legislative body. Those interviewed include Tom Fink of Anchorage, Wendell Kay of Anchorage, Cecilia "Pudge" Kleinkauf, Alaska Senator from Anchorage Joe Orsini, and Jack Doyle of the Legislative Affairs Agency. The third segment, "Limited Entry: A Necessary Evil?" deals with an attempt to repeal Alaska's limited entry restrictions on commercial fishermen. Those interviewed include Kodiak fisherman Dave Herrnsteen, Special Assistant to the Governor Bob Palmer, Alaska Representative from Kodiak Ed Naughton, fisherman Fred Lange (spelling?), Sam McDowell of the Isaac Walton league, Chief of Commercial Fisheries Carl Rosier, Wally Nuremberg, hatchery president Armin Koernig, Bob Blake of Cordova, President of the United Fishermen of Alaska Knute Johnson, Bill Hall of Cordova, and unidentified commercial fishermen. Program also contains public service announcements (PSA's) about alcohol abuse, forest fires, and pollution and litter.
Alaska Review 02
Alaska Review 02
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce this program. The first segment covers issues surrounding the decline of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd in Northwest Alaska. The impacts of the decline as well as solutions, such as predator control, are discussed. Those interviewed include Deputy Director of the Division of Game Bob Hinman, University of Alaska Biologist Dr. David Klein, Regional Caribou Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Jim Davis, Chairman of the State Board of Game Dr. Sam Harbo, NANA Regional Corporation President John Schaeffer, and several unidentified hunters, as well as Steven and Mildred Sampson of Noorvik and the Snyder Family of Noorvik. The second segment examines conflicting views of timbering in the Tongass National Forest. Those interviewed from Port Protection on Prince of Wales Island include Allen Stein, Howard Bendleton, Ernie Watson, seven-year-old Jimmy Ramsey, and Ezra Stone. Other interviewees include Tongass Conservation Society member Malcolm Doiron of Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Anchorage Sierra Club member Ted Whitesell, U.S. Senator from Alaska Mike Gravel, Ketchikan Pulp Company manager Don Finney, head of the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska John Sandor, Ketchikan District Timber Manager for the U.S. Forest Service Pete Mondich, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game habitat biologist Steve Haavig. Program also contains public service announcements (PSAs) about forest fires, heart disease, and alcohol abuse.
Alaska Review 03
Alaska Review 03
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. The first segment deals with small airplane safety issues in Alaska. Issues include the increased number of airplane crashes, safety concerns, pilot training, weather conditions and preparedness, and FAA regulations. Those interviewed include: pilot Jerry Olson; head of the Alaska office of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Frank Malone; owner of Webber Air Service in Ketchikan Jack Swaim (misidentified in title screen); pilot Wes Lynch in Kivalina; air service owner Paul Haggland of Fairbanks; Alaska Governor and pilot Jay Hammond of Naknek and Juneau; Alaska Regional Director of the FAA Lyle Brown; and the unidentified witness of a small plane crash. The second segment examines oil tanker safety in Alaskan waters, including Prince William Sound. Footage includes the breakup and sinking of the oil tanker Argo Merchant in 1976, the Port of Long Beach in California, N.A.S.C.O shipyards in San Diego, Puget Sound in Washington, and the Port of Valdez and Valdez Narrows in Alaska. Issues discussed include oil tanker construction, navigation challenges at the Port of Valdez, and ways to minimize oil spill risks. Those interviewed include: Chuck Champion, Alaska's Pipeline Coordinator; Walt Parker, leader of the Alaska Governor's task force on tankers; Captain Roletti of the oil tanker Sea Tiger; Admiral Hayes, head of the Alaska Command of the U.S. Coast Guard; Dave Stevens, State of Washington tanker expert; Alaska State Senator Chancy Croft; Ernst Mueller, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation; A.B. Mookhoek, head of Exxon's Marine Oceans Operations and chairman of the Marine Subcommittee of Alyeska; Bill Morrice, Valdez Port Director; Captain Bill Fiskin, in charge of vessel loading; and Dr. Betty Willard of the President's Council on Environmental Quality. The third segment, reported by Janet Archibald, covers the struggle to keep the Anchorage Daily News in business. Those interviewed include: Kay Fanning, publisher of the Anchorage Daily News; Hugh Fleisher, co-chairman of the Committee for Two Newspapers; Robert Atwood, publisher of the Anchorage Daily Times; and Lee Jordan, publisher of the Chugiak-Eagle River Star. Program includes public service announcements (PSAs) about the Council on Aging, child abuse, and human development.
Alaska Review 04
Alaska Review 04
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. In the first segment, Alaska Review correspondent Janet Archibald examines the future of the military in Alaska. Interviewees include: General James Boatner of the U.S. Army; Captain Richard Frase of the U.S. Army; Sergeant Jonny Ray of the U.S. Army; Major Dave Moss of the U.S. Army; Colonel George Robertson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Richard Eakins, director of the Alaska Division of Economic Enterprise.Footage features wintertime Jack Frost training exercises at Ft. Greely, the Bolio Lake Test Site, Eielson Air Force Base, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Fort Richardson, Fort Wainwright, and U.S. Coast Guard vessels at Juneau. In the second segment, the conflict between the Teamsters Union in Alaska and the Prinz Brau Brewery in Anchorage is investigated. Ed Bennett interviews: Peter Bading, brewery developer and founder of Prinz Brau Brewery in Alaska; Tom Kelly, former Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources; Gerhardt Konitzky, Prinz Brau brewery manager; Heinrich Reich, brewmaster for Prinz Brau Brewery; Mike Gordon, owner of Chilkoot Charlie's in Anchorage; and Larry Wooten, owner of Party-Time Liquors. Many others involved in Alaska's alcohol industry are mentioned or quoted. Images include brewing and bottling facilities at Prinz Brau Brewery, Alaska liquor stores, and the Teamsters Mall and Hospital. [Note: Ed Bennett calls Prinz Brau the first brewery in the state. He corrects himself on Alaska Review #5. Prinz Brau is the first producing brewery in Anchorage.]. The third segment explores the ways in which lobbyists and lobbying influence Alaska lawmaking. Eric Eckholm interviews: Alaska State Senators Bill Ray, Pat Rodey, and Clem Tillion; Alaska State Representative Bob Bradley; lobbyists Waco Shelly representing Mobil Oil, J.B. Hanford representing Odom, Tim Bradner representing BP-Alaska, Lewis Dischner representing Teamsters Local 959 and other entities, and Bill Overstreet representing Alaska School Boards; former Alaska State Representative Bill Parker; and Herb Montoya, chairman of the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC). Program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about alcoholism, gas mileage stickers on new cars, and services available for disabled children.
Alaska Review 05
Alaska Review 05
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.
Alaska Review 06
Alaska Review 06
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.
Alaska Review 07
Alaska Review 07
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. The first segment explores what the 200-mile limit means to Alaska. Interviewees include: U.S. Senator Ted Stevens; Elmer Rasmuson (name misspelled in title screen), chairman of the North Pacific Management Council; Tom Casey, head of the Kodiak Fishermen's Marketing Association; Ed Wickersham, special agent for the National Marine Fisheries Service; and Captain Richard T. Brower of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. The footage includes views of a North Pacific Management Council meeting, Kodiak harbor, crabbing vessels, foreign fishing vessels in the Gulf of Alaska, the boarding of foreign vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. The second segment contains a public relations demonstration of oil tanker movement through the Valdez narrows. It includes interviews with: Captain Thomas DeTemple of the Tanker ARCO Fairbanks and Jim Banister of ARCO. The third segment examines alcoholism and alcohol abuse in Alaska as well as alcohol legislation and bootlegging issues. Those interviewed include: Alaska Governor Jay Hammond; Alaska State Representative Nels Anderson; Bob Cole of the State Office of Alcoholism; unidentified recovered alcoholics; Dennis Kelso, alcohol researcher; Ben Marsh, executive director of the Cabaret Hotel and Restaurant Association; police officer John W[?] of Bethel; Nard Nichols, former Nome police officer; Bob Vanderpool of Red Devil; Conn Murray, Anchorage advertiser; Robert Renshaw, mayor of Nome; and Fritz Larson of Napaskiak. The video also includes footage of bars and liquor stores in Anchorage, Bethel and Nome. It also contains views of the Mercury Inn Liquor Store in Red Devil and at the Village of Napaskiak. Program includes Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about alcoholism, pollution, and human development.
Alaska Review 08
Alaska Review 08
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. In the first segment, Mark Badger reports on a strike of Wien Airline pilots. The safety of flying Boeing 737 aircraft with two versus three pilots is discussed. Those interviewed include: James Flood, president of Wien Air Alaska; Captain John O'Donnell, president of the Air Line Pilots Association; Charles Davies, Boeing 737 engineer; Captain Ace Dodson, pilot; Captain Ronald Wood, pilot; and Nancy Lane, pilot. The second segment contains a report on Denali mountain climbers and proposed regulation changes. Interviewees include: Jim Hale, mountain guide; Ray Genet, mountain guide; Bob Gerhard, mountaineering ranger for Mt. McKinley National Park; Barbara Washburn, explorer and the first woman to summit Denali; Bradford Washburn, explorer; Mike Fisher, pilot for Talkeetna Air Service; Nick Hartzell, park ranger; Frances Randall, mountain climber and full time summer resident of glacier landing strip on Denali; Glenn Fortner, leader of climbing expedition; and Dan Kuehn, Mt. McKinley National Park superintendent. Footage includes aerial views of Denali and surrounding glaciers. The third segment examines the ownership and sale of ancient Tlingit artifacts in the Whale House of Klukwan. Those interviewed include: Estelle Johnson, Whale House clan leader; Jenny Thalunaut of Klukwan; Michael and Sharon Johnson, art buyers; Victor Hotch of Klukwan; Martha Willard of Klukwan; and Richard King of Klukwan. The fourth segment explores Permanent Fund issues, methods of investing Permanent Fund money, and what should be done with the interest. Interviewees include: Beldon Daniels, Harvard economist; State Representative Clark Gruening of Anchorage; State Senator Bill Sumner of Anchorage; Robert Barnes, banker; Alaska Governor Jay Hammond; Norman Bailey, investments consultant; and unidentified people-on-the-street. This program includes Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about college funding, alcoholism, and pollution.
Alaska Review 09
Alaska Review 09
The first segment, reported by Ed Bennett, deals with land development in Anchorage and possible corruption within the city building department. Those interviewed include: Anchorage City Auditor Larry Campbell, "Anchorage Daily News" reporter Bob Porterfield, Building Division Chief Odin Strandberg, Alaska Public Interest Research Group Director Jamie Love, former Planning and Zoning Commissioner Arliss Sturgulewski, and land developer Peter Zamarello. The second segment, reported by Eric Eckholm, deals with moose population management and subsistence hunting in Alaska. Those interviewed include hunting guide Clark Engle, Director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bob Rausch, wildlife biologist Dr. Gordon Haber, booking agent Don Brand, Peter John of Minto, Carlos Frank of Minto, State Ombudsman Frank Flavin, and US Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer Cpl. Boutang. The report includes views of Ambler and Minto. The third segment, produced by Janet Archibald, covers Alaska's high oil consumption and the development of alternative energy sources. Coal, hydro-energy, geothermal energy, wind and solar power, wood-burning power, and tidal-water power are all explored. Those interviewed include: Alaska Power Administration head Robert Cross, conservationist and University of Alaska professor Dr. Robert Weeden, Joe Usibelli of Usibelli Coal Mine, William McConkey of the State Division of Energy and Power, Patrick Dobey of the State Division of Minerals and Energy Management, Dr. Richard Nuwy (sp?) of Seward, Jim Gum (sp?) of the Bureau of Land Management, and Charles and Gladys Dart of Manley Hot Springs. The report includes views of the Snettisham Hydroelectric Project in Juneau, the Susitna River, Devil Canyon, Manley Hot Springs, remote solar-powered installations of the Bureau of Land Management, and Delta Junction. The fourth segment, reported by Mark O. Badger, touches on a proposal to change the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali. Those interviewed include Congressman Ralph Regula of Ohio and Peg Tileston of Anchorage. The program also contains public service announcements (PSAs) from the National High Blood Pressure education program, the National Audubon Society, and CARE.
Alaska Review 10
Alaska Review 10
In the first segment, reporter Eric Eckholm provides an examination of proposed designs for Alaska's possible new capital. Members of the Capital Site Planning Commission meet to discuss designs for the capital site as put forth by five architectural firms. Those interviewed include: Mort Hoppenfeld, executive director of the Capital Site Planning Commission; Henrik Bull, architect; Ken De May, architect; Charles Behlke, chairman of the Capital Site Planning Commission; Sterling Gallagher, Commissioner of Revenue; and Jim Croll, public relations director for the Capital Site Planning Commission. In the second segment, Mark O. Badger and Eric Eckholm report on the ways that Juneau residents and leaders are coping with the proposed capital move. Those interviewed include: unidentified man-on-the-street interviewees; C.B. Bettisworth, founder of the FRANK Committee (Frustrated Responsible Alaskans Needing Knowledge); Bill Overstreet, Juneau mayor; Bill Ray, Alaska state senator from Juneau; and Dave Fremming, president of the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce. In the third segment, Eric Eckholm reports on the first ever public auction of raw Alaskan gold in Fairbanks during November, 1977. Banker Bob Miller of Fairbanks, auctioneer Joe Kasler of Skagway, and several unidentified Alaska gold miners and buyers are interviewed. In the fourth segment, Ed Bennett reports on land development issues across Alaska. Those interviewed include: Maxine Silcott of Anchorage; Connie Sipe, chief of the State Attorney General's Consumer Protection Office; Bill McIntyre, a Fairbanks area land developer; Don Sheets of the Great Kennicott Land Company; Terry McWilliams, director of the Alaska State Parks Division; Sumner Putman, resident of Anchorage and McCarthy; Vincent Guzzardi, head of Golden North Realty in Fairbanks and developer of Wild Lake; Ray Bane of the National Park Service at Bettles; Bill Morgan of the Department of Environmental Conservation; and Dan St. John of Fairbanks, friend of the Meader family. Clips are shown from the Fred and Elaine Meader film "Year of the Caribou, " filmed at Wild Lake. The report also includes views of Anchorage, Fairbanks, the Matanuska Valley, Kennicott, McCarthy, and Wild Lake. The program also contains public service announcements (PSAs) about pollution, the United Negro College Fund, alcoholism, and forest fire prevention.
Alaska Review 11
Alaska Review 11
In the first segment, reporter Eric Eckholm examines the development of Alaska's Native Corporations and explores some of the growing pains and management troubles experienced by Calista Corporation, one of Alaska's largest Native Corporations. Those interviewed include: Tony Vaska of Bethel; Fred Notti, one of the directors for Calista Corporation; Charlie Kairaivak of Chefornak, acting general manager for group of village corporations; Lyman Hoffman, city manager of Bethel; Mary Stachelrodt, former Calista Corporation employee; and Oscar Kawagley, president of Calista Corporation. The report contains views of Anchorage, Bethel and Chefornak. In the second segment, Janet Archibald reports on early Alaska aviation with photos and film clips of Alaska pioneer aviators and their aircraft. Her report leads into a discussion of current air routes and the controversies surrounding air service to bush communities in Alaska. In the third segment, reporter Ed Bennett explores the ways in which government policies encouraged development of monopolistic air service to Alaskan Bush communities. The adverse impact of Wien Airline's growth and movement away from providing air service to the Bush is also discussed. Those interviewed include: Ray Petersen, chairman of the board of Wien Air Alaska; Dick Galleher, president of Munz Northern Airlines; Jake Johnson, member of the Alaska Transportation Commission; Ray Gabriel, general store owner at Kivalina; Bob Schaeffer, Kotzebue representative of the Maniilaq Association; Bob Chapman, chief pilot for Munz Northern Airlines; Dick Steinman, Alaska field office chief for the Civil Aeronautics Board; Howard Killen, former Wien Airlines mechanic; and unidentified airline passengers. The report contains views of various Alaska Bush community airports. In the fourth segment, Eric Eckholm reports on some Alaskans' dissatisfaction with available television broadcast choices and their disappointment at what they see as a lack of media coverage of local news and public affairs issues. The impact of emerging satellite technologies is also discussed. Those interviewed include: Pauline Utter of the Alaskans for Better Media organization; Bob Fleming, radio station owner; Michael Porcaro, head of the Alaska Public Broadcast Commission; Peg Tileston of the Alaskans for Better Media; Ted Lehne, commercial broadcaster in Fairbanks; Charles Northrip, executive producer of "Capital 78, " a publicly funded television program; Jim Orvik, University of Alaska researcher; Axel Johnson of Emmonak; and an unidentified school teacher. The program contains views of television news broadcasts, radio shows, broadcast stations including KFAR in Fairbanks, and Emmonak. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the American Medical Association, child abuse prevention, and the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life.
Alaska Review 12
Alaska Review 12
In the first segment, reporter Mark O. Badger examines Inupiaq culture, its dependence on and connection to marine mammals, and the development of a cash economy in Alaska villages. Those interviewed include John Burns, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist; John Evak of Kotzebue; Pete Sereadlook of Wales; Dr. George Harry, head of the Marine Mammal Division of NOAA in Seattle; Eben Hopson, North Slope Borough mayor; Arnold Brower, Barrow whaling captain; an unidentified Point Hope whaling captain; and Carl Gravougle, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. The report contains views of Barrow, Round Island, Wales, Point Hope, hunters, whales and whaling, subsistence activities, community celebrations, polar bears, and walruses. 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. Dog mushers Gareth Wright and Roxy Woods are interviewed. Scenes of sled dog races and dog yards are included in the report. In the third segment, Ed Bennett reports on problems with the state's prison system and on some of the programs and policies being implemented to correct the problems. Those interviewed include: Attorney General Avrum Gross; Bill Huston, director of the Alaska Division of Corrections; Dan Masden, correctional officers training supervisor; State Representative Russ Meekins of Anchorage; Charles Moses, administrator at the 6th Avenue Annex facility in Anchorage; Marilyn Davis, counselor at the 6th Avenue Annex facility in Anchorage; N. Steven Krause, superintendent of the Eagle River jail; Natalie Brooks, member of the citizens advisory committee for the Eagle River jail; Sharon Scramstad, teacher at the Ridgeview women's jail; and the Rev. William Lyons, parole board head. The report includes views of the Juneau jail, the 6th Avenue Annex facility in Anchorage, the Eagle River jail, and other corrections facilities. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the United Negro College Fund, careers and education, and the National High Blood Pressure Education Program.
Alaska Review 13
Alaska Review 13
In the first segment, Eric Eckholm reports on the diversity of Alaskan opinions concerning land use in Alaska and explores the myths and realities of the D-2 land classification bill being debated in the U.S. Congress. Those interviewed include: environmentalist Jim Kowalski of Fairbanks; Congressman Morris Udall of Arizona; Walter Parker, state co-chairman of the Joint Federal State Land Use Planning Commission; Congressman John Seiberling of Ohio; Congressman Don Young of Alaska; Carl Randolph, president of U.S. Borax; Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska; Byron Mallott (misspelled in title screen), president of the Alaska Federation of Natives; Alaska State Representative Steve Cowper of Fairbanks; Chip Toma, Southeast Alaska environmentalist and fisherman; and Bob La Resche, Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources. The report contains views of the Kobuk sand dunes, Ambler, mountains, bays, glaciers, backpackers, a mining camp, protesters, Alaska industrial and recreational activities, Usibelli Coal Mine at Healy, Lynn Canal, and other areas of Alaska. In the second segment, reporter Mark O. Badger examines Alaska's litter problem and the debate over a ballot initiative to institute a ten-cent bottle and can deposit. Those interviewed include: Mrs. Walter Butts of Juneau; George Brennan, Fairbanks Boy Scouts leader; Virginia Dal Piaz of Juneau, lobbyist for the Alaska Conservation Society; Alaska State Representative Mike Miller of Juneau; Jerry Abramezyk of Anchorage, chairman of the Industry Environmental Council; Alaska State Senator Mike Colletta of Anchorage; and Henry Jackson, operations manager for K & L Distributors. The report contains images of liquor stores and bottling facilities, trash pickup efforts along the Glenn Highway, and recycling facilities in Anchorage. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the March of Dimes birth defects prevention program, the United Negro College Fund, and the Peace Corps. In the third segment, reporter Ed Bennett explores the unique hazards faced by those traveling in remote and non-remote areas of Alaska as well as rescue operations that come to the aid of people in distress. Those interviewed include Captain Paul Yost of the U.S. Coast Guard; Danny Hackett of the U.S. Coast Guard; Henry Jolian of the U.S. Coast Guard; Jack Morrow of the Department of Highways; Jim Hale, mountaineer; Russ Anderson of Anchorage, head of the Alaska Civil Air Patrol; Colonel Pat Whitaker, head of the Rescue Coordination Center at Elmendorf Air Force Base; and Mike Carlton, airplane crash survivor. The report contains scenes of wilderness area rescue missions, Coast Guard ships, rescue helicopters, avalanche prevention efforts, Hatcher Pass avalanche survival class, Kahiltna Glacier, Mt. McKinley, park ranger briefing for Mt. McKinley climbers, small airplanes in flight, and a small airplane wreckage site.
Alaska Review 14
Alaska Review 14
In the first segment, reporter Eric Eckholm examines the Homestead Initiative, a state proposal to give 30 million acres of state land in 20 and 40 acre parcels to the first people who claim it. Interviewees include: State Representative Mike Bierne; Governor Jay Hammond; unidentified people-on-the-street interviewees; State Representative Oral Freeman; Riley Roberts, Talkeetna homesteader; Wade Roberts, Talkeetna homesteader; Wesley Roberts, Talkeetna homesteader; State Representative Bob Bradley; Ted Smith, director of Land and Water Management; Janet McCabe of the Land Use Planning Commission; Jon Maloney, initiative backer; and Alaska Senator Kay Poland. This segment is repeated with higher video quality in AAF-4963. In the second segment, Fred Machetanz is interviewed about his life and artwork as well as his philosophies about Alaska. This segment is repeated with higher video quality in AAF-4965. In the third segment, reporter Mark O. Badger examines conflicting views concerning future use of the Haul Road, or Dalton Highway, from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay as control of the road passes from the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company to the State of Alaska. Those interviewed include: unidentified interviewees; Fran Ulmer, head of Governor's Division of Policy Development and Planning; Bruce Hart (?) of Juneau, formerly with the Policy Development Office; an unidentified Alaska Native man; State Representative Charlie Parr of Fairbanks; Wally Behr, manager of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; Jim and Elaine Childs, owners of a truck maintenance facility at Prudhoe Bay; Arlo "Smiley" Wells, Haul Road trucker; Don Harris (?), Commissioner of Transportation; an unidentified man, chief and mayor of Allakaket; unidentified men; and Dick Logan (?), chief of the habitat section for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The report contains views of the Haul Road, oil workers, and Alaska Native communities. In the fourth segment, reporter Eric Eckholm explores the changes that took place in the City of Valdez due to the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964 and the arrival and development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Those interviewed include: John Kelsey, Valdez business owner; Bill Tingley, marine pilot; and Commander Homer Purdy of the U.S. Coast Guard. The report contains views of Valdez, tanker traffic, pipeline terminal facilities, and the Valdez Narrows. The program also contains public service announcements (PSAs) about the National Audubon Society, drug abuse prevention, the Consumer Information Center, and small business.
Alaska Review 15
Alaska Review 15
This program presents a look back at three Alaska Press Club Award-winning segments from 1977. The first segment, "The Dividing of the Sea," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4952). The second segment, "The Lobby and the Law," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4949). The third segment, "Tankers: Boon or Bust?," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4948). In the fourth segment, "Bottle Bill Rebuttal," Jerry Abramczyk of Anchorage and Chris Foster of Juneau revisit some opposing ideas concerning a proposed bottle bill that was reported on in Alaska Review 13 (AAF-4958), in which reporter Mark O. Badger examined Alaska's litter problem and the debate over a ballot initiative to institute a ten-cent bottle and can deposit.
Alaska Review 16
Alaska Review 16
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. Interviewees 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, and the Teller reindeer round-up. In the second segment, Mark Weller reports on the status of the state-owned Alaska Marine Highway System, its vessels, passengers, and employees. Interviewees include: Bill Hudson, director of the Alaska Marine Highway System; John Sund of Ketchikan; Captain Gary Cramer of the M/V Taku; Captain Herb Story of the M/V Columbia; Ken Beselin, chief engineer of the M/V Columbia; Greg O'Clary of the Inland Boatmen's Union (IBU); Pat Tarte of the Port of Bellingham; Jube Howe of the Port of Seattle; Mary Fabry of Ketchikan, travel agent; Erv Hagerup, chief mate of the M/V Taku; and Len Laurence (misspelled in title screen) of Ketchikan, travel agent. The report contains views of coastal Alaska communities, marine highway vessels, dock workers, passengers, and scenes aboard ferries. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about drug abuse prevention and the Arts.
Alaska Review 17
Alaska Review 17
In the first segment, Mark O. Badger reports on airplane safety in Alaska and concerns over rising aviation accident rates. Those interviewed include: pilot Jack Swaim of Ketchikan; helicopter pilot Jim Isabelle of Teller; an unidentified pilot; Carl Jorwitz, tower chief at Anchorage International Airport; Martin Ondra, air traffic controller at Merrill Field; Joe Wilbur of Anchorage, owner of Wilbur Flight Operations and Wilbur Flight School; Sumner Putnam, commercial pilot; Captain Welch, Alaska jet pilot; Gene Morris, FAA accident prevention coordinator; and an unidentified private pilot. The program contains views of Anchorage International Airport and Merrill Field, Lake Hood, Wilbur Flight School, airplanes in flight near Valdez, a Juneau departure, a Sitka approach, a Ketchikan approach, and cockpits of various aircraft in flight. In the second segment, reporter Eric Eckholm examines the recently allowed use of cameras in Alaska courtrooms. Interviewees include: Art Snowden, court director; Joe Josephson, Anchorage lawyer; Rob Stapleton, Anchorage Daily News reporter; and Howard Weaver of the Alaska Advocate. The program contains views of courtrooms and pressrooms. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about alcohol awareness and the CARE program.
Alaska Review 19
Alaska Review 19
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.
Alaska Review 20
Alaska Review 20
The first segment, "Fred Machetanz: An Alaskan Master," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4959). The second segment, "Blazing Skies," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4950). The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the Consumer Information Center, social responsibility, and solar energy.
Alaska Review 21
Alaska Review 21
Reporter Mark O. Badger examines the impact of worldwide demand for salmon, the rebuilding of Alaska's salmon stocks, salmon fishing and processing methods, limited entry permits and government regulations, and conflicts within the Alaskan fishing industry. Those interviewed include: Al Adasiak (misspelled in title screen), chairman of the Limited Entry Commission; unidentified people at fish camp; unidentified commercial fisherman; Jack Milnes, aquaculture director for SSERAA(?); Dave Kron, state biologist; Wally Neurenberg; Doug Holenbeck, manager of Harbor Seafoods in Wrangell; Heidi Lee (?), fisherman; Frank Warfel (name likely misspelled in title screen), Wrangell fisherman; Will Bergman, State Department of Fish and Game biologist at Petersburg; Jim Beaton, commercial fisherman from Juneau and member of the State Board of Fisheries; Scott Roth, National Bank of Alaska manager at Petersburg; Carson Boysen, Petersburg artist; Bob Thorstensen, president of Petersburg Fisheries; and unidentified people involved in the fishing industry and residents of southeast Alaska. The program contains views of the Tanana River, a fish camp, fish processing facilities, fishing boats, the Crystal Lake Hatchery in Petersburg, the mending of a gill net, a purse seining demonstration, and several southeast Alaska fishing communities. Program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the Social Security Administration and boat safety.
Alaska Review 22
Alaska Review 22
In the first segment, reporter Erik Eckholm examines the conflict between eagle habitat preservation and timber sales in the economically troubled Haines region. Those interviewed include: Stephen Waste, biologist; Carl Heinmiller, magistrate and president of the Haines Chamber of Commerce; John Schnabel, mill owner; David Nanney, Haines resident; Bill Maki, Haines resident; Merrill Palmer, Haines resident; and Bob La Resche, Alaska Commissioner of Natural Resources. The report contains views of eagles perched in trees and in flight in the Haines area, Haines streets and businesses, Fort Chilkat, the Indian Arts Center at Fort Chilkat, and pulp mill facilities. In the second segment, reporter Mark Weller explores the many ways in which Alaskans cope with the stress of living in an arctic environment. Those interviewed include: Dr. Wandal Winn, psychiatrist and physician; Ken Strain, arctic expert; an unidentified Native Alaskan hunter; Army Sergeant Bill Purrington of Fort Richardson; Mickey Sexton, ARCO spokesman; Ed Zehrung, travel agent; Jerry Ellis of Western Airlines; unidentified airline passengers en route to Hawaii; and unidentified skiers. Report contains views of Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Bethel, Ketchikan, Anchorage, northern Native communities, Prudhoe Bay, Prudhoe Bay recreation facilities, an airport ticket counter, Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Ski Resort, and a hitchhiker alongside a snowy road. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about cumulative voting/Native Regional Corporations and dividend allocation/Native Regional Corporations.
Alaska Review 23
Alaska Review 23
"Waiting for Spring" is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4957). New narration by Lee Salisbury was added throughout the program for this re-broadcast. The program also contains a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about solar energy.
Alaska Review 24
Alaska Review 24
Reporters Mark Weller and Judithann Roberts review the development of Alaska's railroads. Reporter Mark O. Badger examines the role of railroads in Alaska's economy and future prospects for the Alaska Railroad. Reporter Eric Eckholm explores hardships facing the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Those interviewed include: Mike Kopcha, Alaska Railroad engineer; Bill Dorcy, Alaska Railroad general manager; Daniel Alex, president of Eklutna, Inc.; Red Swanson, Juneau lobbyist; Athol Rytallack of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad in Whitehorse; an unidentified railroad worker in Skagway; and Everett Hamme, job steward for the Teamsters union at Skagway. The program contains views of historical photographs of Alaska railroads, Alaska Railroad cars and engines, railworkers and train conductors, Whitehorse, and White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad winter operations. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about child safety and physical fitness.
Alaska Review 25
Alaska Review 25
Reporter Mark Weller provides an overview of Alaska's land classification issues and reports on differing opinions regarding President Carter's use of the Antiquities Act to set aside millions of acres of land in Alaska for several newly created National Monuments. Reporter Mark O. Badger interviews Clark Engle, a hunting guide who shares his views on land classification. Those interviewed include: Ben Shane of the Friends of the Earth; an unidentified protestor; Congressman Morris Udall of Arizona; Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska; Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska; John Katz, special counsel to Alaska's governor; Bob Belous of the National Park Service; Alaska Governor Jay Hammond; Tom Meacham, assistant to Alaska's attorney general; Vernon Wiggins of Citizens for the Management of Alaska Lands (CMAL); Clark Engle, hunting guide; Don Brand; and an unidentified man. The program contains views of protestors, the Great Denali Trespass event, an Alaska hunting camp, and Alaska scenery and wildlife. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the March of Dimes and skiing safety.
Alaska Review 26
Alaska Review 26
The first segment, "Rescue," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4958). The second segment, "See How They Run," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4957). The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about child abuse prevention and stress reduction techniques.
Alaska Review 28
Alaska Review 28
The first segment, "Mayday," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4962). The second segment, "Sky Taxi Safety," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4963). The segment was originally titled "Sky Train Safety." The program also contains a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about forest fire prevention.
Alaska Review 29
Alaska Review 29
In the first segment, reporter Mark Weller explores Whittier's potential to become a major Alaskan port. Those interviewed include: William Dorcy, Alaska Railroad general manager; Cecil Zeigler, Whittier mayor; Ross Knight, businessman; and U.S. Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska. The program contains views of the Alaska Railroad tunnels near Whittier, government-built buildings at Whittier, and ports in Whittier, Anchorage, Seward, and Kenai. The second segment, "Eyes of Justice, " is a repeat broadcast from an earlier Alaska Review program (AAF-4962). In the third segment, viewers voice their opinions about an earlier Alaska Review report on the Antiquities Act and show their approval of the use of the Antiquities Act to protect land in Alaska. Those interviewed or quoted include an unidentified Kenai man and Alaska Coalition lobbyist Dee Frankfourth. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about tire pressure safety, VISTA volunteers, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Alaska Review 31
Alaska Review 31
Reporters Eric Eckholm and Mark O. Badger travel with a group of Alaska fishermen to explore bottomfishing techniques in Norway and Denmark and to examine the ways in which those techniques could be adapted to the Alaskan fishing industry. Those interviewed include: Alfred Nygard of the Norway Export Council; Jim Edenso, Alaska's bottomfish coordinator in Juneau; Mike Painter of Ketchikan; Chuck Parsons of Homer; Stan Reddekopp of Juneau; Bjorn Bong; Kurt Bergen, a Norwegian union representative; an unidentified member of Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Peter Weis of Denmark; Shari Gross; Dave Osterback of Sand Point; Birgir Danielsen of Faroe Seafoods Marketing; Prime Minister Atla P. Dam; and unidentified speakers. The program contains views of coastal fishing villages in Norway and Denmark, fishing and crabbing vessels, and fish processing facilities.
Alaska Review 32
Alaska Review 32
The Alaska Press Club awarded Alaska Review a public service award for educational programming. Two award-winning segments are re-broadcast in this program. The first segment, "Now that the oil is flowing...," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4964). The second segment, "Reindeer," is a repeat broadcast from another Alaska Review program (AAF-4961).
Alaska Review 34
Alaska Review 34
Reporter Mark Weller explores the problems, controversies, and benefits surrounding the development of an agricultural industry in Alaska. Those interviewed include: unidentified fair-goers; Bob Palmer of Juneau, the Governor's special projects coordinator; Don Dinkel of Fairbanks, professor of plant physiology; Arnold Carson of Palmer, former Matanuska Valley colonist; Steve Hamilton of Palmer, dairy farmer; Nick Carney of Palmer, director of the Division of Agriculture; Gene Jenn of Palmer, farmer; Barrie Wilcox of Yelm, Washington; Frank H. McKinney of Delta Junction, grain consultant; Frank Flavin of Anchorage, state ombudsman; Mike Wegener of Seattle, Washington, grain inspector; Don Sundberg, grain specialist; and Masahiro Sasaki, Japanese consulate in Anchorage. The program contains views of the Tanana Valley State Fair and the Palmer State Fair, Matanuska Valley farms, the University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station in Fairbanks, Manley Hot Springs, historical photos and films of early farming and the Matanuska Valley Colony, dairy farm scenes, chicken egg facilities, Delta area farming, and a grain inspection lab. The program also contains Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about physical fitness and economics.