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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.