Thursday, July 26, 2007

Alaska Film Archives Series Progress Report

Jointly created and produced by the Alaska Film Archives and 360 NORTH, this series is being made specifically for broadcast on 360 NORTH starting this fall. As of July the first thirteen programs are complete and thirteen more are in the works. Twenty-six Alaska Film Archives series programs will be ready to air when 360 NORTH launches this fall. They will be an anchor series of our planned Alaska History day each week.

The programs offer an in-depth look at long-format news stories from Alaska's past -- from 20 to 40 years ago. They also provide some insight on how the media covered and participated in events and issues during the forming of a young state.

The series has been made possible through the work of Dirk Tordoff, curator of the Alaska Film Archives, and Michael Knavel who is editing and re-packaging the programs for broadcast.

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