Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Il Trittico

Opera on 360 North?Il Trittico, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, in three acts.

This production was staged in Alaska by Alaskans. The video production was created and edited by Alaskans. Watch Opera to Go's performance recorded in Juneau in October, 2008.

Act I - Il Tabarro
Act II - Suor Angelica
Act III - Gianni Schicchi

Consider this as an alternative to television sports! (?)

January 1
4:00 pm

Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Eve 2008

Two NEW Programs Premier

Pamyua performs before an audience at the Ocean Celebration concert in Juneau. This event was sponsored by Turning the Tides and recorded by KTOO-TV.

Ocean Celebration Concert
9:00 pm

The program the Department of History doesn't want you to see!
He is known as the evil genius who created the Fly By Night Club's "Whale Fat Follies." Now he's at it again with "Alaska, the first 10,000 years." It's the hilarious story of Alaska's history from the earliest days of cavemen hitchhiking across the Bering Sea Land Bridge to Nowhere, through the gold rush and on to statehood.

Alaska: The First 10,000 Years
10:00 pm

December 31
Celebrate with 360 North!

Friday, December 26, 2008

WEIO 2007

Watch the 2007 World Eskimo Indian Olympics on 360 North. Meet the athletes and watch the competition. Enjoy the dance and cultural exchange. It is all in this great documentary by Jeanie Greene Productions.

Tuesday, December 30
at 9:00 pm

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Eagles on Evening at Egan

Bald Eagles of the North Pacific Coast
with David Hancock

Noted Canadian ornithologist, conservationist and writer David Hancock shares over 50 years of experience observing and studying the bald eagle of the Pacific Northwest. Hancock has published numerous scientific articles and scores of books on birds. In this presentation he focuses on bald eagles in different stages of their development.

Friday, December 26
at 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Programming 2008

48 Hours of Holiday Specials!

12:00 am Christmas Eve
midnight Christmas Day

Music, music, music.... and a
whole lot more.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What People Are Saying

I like the BBC News. -web

I would like to get copies of the Science for Alaska series. They would be great information for new residents. -Anchorage

We loved Aleut Story when you showed it. -web

360 North is the best thing on TV in years! -Soldotna

Love the programs and got a 'set-top-box' to watch the channel. -Anchorage

I love the Alaska shows. -Kodiak

Alaskans could learn much about their state if they watched 360 North. -Kenai

We found your website through and are watching. Really like it. -Newfoundland

Thanks for letting us know.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Bear Documentary

Wednesday at 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Meeting of Alaska's Electoral College

Along with the rest of the nation, Alaska's electors will meet on Monday, December 15 and cast their electoral votes.

In Alaska, political parties select their electors and submit the names to the Division of Elections. Alaska’s electors are Roy Burkhart, Hope Nelson and Robert Brodie. The electors represent the political party of the Presidential candidate who won the popular vote in Alaska. For 2008 that is the Alaska Republican Party. Under state law each elector must pledge that he or she will cast their electoral vote for the candidate of the party.

Presiding at the meeting of the Alaska electors will be Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell.

Meeting of Alaska's Electoral College
A Gavel to Gavel Alaska Special

Monday, December 15
8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Great Age of Salmon and the PAF

Sail to Alaska aboard a windjammer. Fish salmon aboard the Bristol Bay sailboats that operated at the mercy of wind and tide. Climb aboard a fish trap! This is a program history buffs, maritime enthusiasts and fishermen will love.

This documentary brings to life a fascinating era in the history of commercial fishing in the last frontier. Featuring film footage dating back to 1926 and narrated by industry pioneer Stan Tarrant, The Great Age of Salmon and the PAF is the story of the early fishing industry in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and of the Pacific American Fisheries company of Bellingham.

Thursday at 9:00

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moose and Bears

A good night of Alaska programming should include moose and bears.

8:00 pm

8:30 pm

Monday, December 8, 2008

KYUK Documentary

Uncle Sam's Men tells the story of the men and women who served in the Tundra Army of Alaska's Territorial Guard during WWII. Over 6,000 Alaskans volunteered for the Territorial Guard. More than half were Alaskan Natives, predominantly Yup'ik and Inupiaq Eskimos.

The role these citizen soldiers played in defending Alaska's western and arctic coasts from the threat of Japanese invasion is remembered through the recollections of Tundra Army veterans, rare film footage and photographs of the Tundra Army in action.

This documentary was produced in 1995 by public television station KYUK in Bethel.

Tuesday, December 9
9:00 pm

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Visiting Scholar Talks About Globalization

Dr. Michael Veseth is a professor and Director of the International Political Economy Program at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where he has taught since 1975.

Veseth is currently researching a book on the global wine market. An economist by training, he has authored and edited more than a dozen books and is considered an authority on the political economy of globalization.

On November 22nd he spoke before and answered questions from an audience in the KTOO-TV studio in Juneau hosted by the Juneau World Affairs Council. 360 North is excited to be able to bring the event to viewers throughout Alaska.

Monday, December 8
9:00 pm

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Original "Deadliest Catch"

Before the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch series became famous, another program documented the Bering Sea king crab fishery.

Pots of Gold: The Profit and the Sorrow describes the remarkable Alaska fishery that made millionaires out of some and caused many to risk their lives in one of the most dangerous occupations on earth.

Thursday at 9:00 pm

Charlie Jimmie - Growing Up Tlingit

In February 2004, Charlie Jimmie made a presentation at the Haines Borough Public Library about what it was like to grow up Tlingit in the Chilkat Valley.

Jimmie, born in 1932 in Yakutat, is a Raven/Coho and spent his early years traveling with his grandfather and parents. His uncle Tom Jimmie, a cultural historian and tradition bearer, was influential in his upbringing as was his adopted father, Austin Hammond, of the Chilkoot Lukaaxa'di.

Broadcast of this program was made possible by the Haines Borough Public Library.

Meet Charlie Jimmie and learn what it was like for him Growing Up Tlingit.

9:00 pm

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday!

360 North officially went on the air on December 1, 2007.
This week, 360 North is one year old.

Support 360 North for the next year. Join the 360 Circle and help continue the growth of the station during 2009 and the programming we bring to viewers across Alaska all year long.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Northern Foods, Northern Futures

Evening at Egan Lecture
Coming to Terms with Northern Foods, Northern Futures

University of Alaska Fairbanks anthropology professor Dr. Craig Gerlach takes a look at the socioeconomic and climate impacts on the future of northern food systems. The discussion includes an historical overview of Alaska Native farming along the Yukon River and looks at new village-supported farming and gardening initiatives.

The program was recorded at the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau this fall.

Monday, December 1
8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

(Is that a VHS tape? I think I saw one of those once at a garage sale!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sea dogs and Toothwalkers

See the watery world where devoted walrus mothers cradle their infants and migrate to the remote shores of the Arctic. Watch seals and sea lions go about their business in waters that can turn dangerous at a moment's notice.

Enjoy these interesting and unusual animals of the North on Sea dogs and Toothwalkers.

Wednesday, November 26
8:00 pm

Thursday, November 20, 2008

In the Company of Ravens

What do Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Koyukon people, the Hopi, Mark Twain and the rock band Counting Crows have in common?
They all draw inspiration from some of our most common but least understood birds: the crow and the raven.

Dr. John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington leads us on an investigation of the inspiration of ravens on people and our effects on these adaptable birds.

Evening at Egan

In The Company of Ravens

Monday, November 24

8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Syd Wright's Alaska

Educator, fisherman, raconteur... Syd Wright served as Petersburg's unofficial historian, captivating visitors with his wit and eloquence.

Wrights vivid stories include descriptions of historic events, Tlingit culture, commercial fishing and the formation of the 49th state. He recounts his feelings about Alaska communities, the land, its creatures and its beauty.

This program is part of our series of John Sabella productions.

Syd Wright's Alaska
Thursday, November 20
9:00 pm

Monday, November 17, 2008

Denali: Land of the High One

This is a wonderful documentary by Karvonen Films. The title sums it up. You won't want to miss this film about the mountain, the park and the wildlife that lives there.

Wednesday, November 19

8:00 pm

Friday, November 14, 2008

Special Programming on Depression

360 North offers special programming Monday night, November 17. Two unique public television programs over two hours look at the topic of depression.

8:00 pm - Depression: Out of the Shadows
9:30 pm - Take One Step: Caring for Depression, with Jane Pauley

The programs will be followed by contact information for Alaskans to get more information about the resources available in our state.

This 360 North special is made possible by a grant from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Become a Member

360 North is a public broadcasting service. We don't sell advertising. Funding for public broadcasting in Alaska comes from various sources... including you, our viewers.

The greatest benefit of "joining the circle" is the Alaska programming you receive 24-hours a day throughout the year. 360 North provides more Alaska programing than any other television service. Our mission is to broadcast as much programming as possible about Alaska and of interest to Alaskans.

If you watch Gavel to Gavel Alaska or our many other government meetings and public affairs offerings please consider joining the 360 Circle to help support the programs you use.

If you enjoy Alaska documentaries and outdoor programs think about helping to keep 360 North on the air and continuing to thrive.

If you learn from the history programs or appreciate the programs that show the diversity of our state please consider supporting 360 North.

Members of the 360 Circle will be thanked on the air each week during prime-time (7-11 pm) for a year. See your name on the screen on statewide television along with other Alaskans who support 360 North.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Candidates Talked, People Listened

On Thursday, October 30th, 360 North teamed up with public broadcasting partners from around the state to provide the final broadcast candidate debates of the election season. In the case of the race between Senator Ted Stevens and Mayor Mark Begich it was the only forum both candidates attended. An hour was dedicated to the candidates of that race and another hour directed toward Congressman Don Young and his opponent Ethan Berkowitz.

KTOO produced the coverage collaborating with KAKM and the Alaska Public Radio Network in KAKM's Anchorage studio. AlaskaOne, 360 North, KAKM and ARCS broadcast the debates on television and the audio feed was available to 26 APRN public radio member stations.

On Sunday, November 2nd, Hays Research Group asked Alaskans if they saw or heard the programs. 603 Alaska households were called at random.

35 percent watched or listened to the public broadcasting debates.

28.4 percent of those people said YES when asked if the debates helped them make up their mind or influenced the way they would vote on November 4.

The candidates talked and the people listened.... on Alaska Public Broadcasting.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Great Documentaries

Nomads of the Yukon
Follow 150,000 caribou on the long migration through Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska.

Wednesday at 8:00 pm

Throwbacks to a Golden Age of Northwest Boats
A tribute to the designers who penned the lines, the builders who bent the frames and the owners who labor in their care.

Thursday at 9:00

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Results

Watch live election results on 360 North with
commentary and analysis by the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Find out how your favorite candidates are doing as the votes are counted.

Tuesday, November 4
starting at 9:00 pm

Friday, October 31, 2008

Did You Miss the Debates?

If you would like to watch the candidates for U.S. House and U.S. Senate in their final debate before the election you still can!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Candidate Debates

The candidates for Alaska's hotly contested Congressional and Senatorial races will face off LIVE on Thursday, October 30th.

Moderated by former KTUU news director John Tracy, the forums will begin with republican Don Young and democrat Ethan Berkowitz who are vying for Alaska's only congressional seat. That will be followed by republican Ted Stevens facing democrat Mark Begich.
Each program will run for one hour and will be conducted before a studio audience.

Thursday, October 30th

8:00 pm - U.S. Congress
9:00 pm - U.S. Senate

Debate for the State 2008 is sponsored by the Alaska Public Broadcasting Stations and will be televised over 360 North, Alaska One, ARCS and will be heard on 26 Alaska Public Radio Network stations.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Running programs repeat on Monday and Tuesday
3:00 - 7:00 pm

Whenever there are elections that affect the people of Southcentral Alaska, KAKM produces the series they call Running.

This year KAKM is covering the candidates for the municipal and statewide general elections. 360 North will make these programs available to viewers across the state. We'll join in learning about the issues that are important to Southcentral residents and meet the candidates, both challengers and incumbents.

Watch the Running candidate forums and meet the candidates
all day Sunday, October 26

Running programs repeat on Monday and Tuesday
3:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 16, 2008

AFN Convention Week Schedule

360 North will be broadcasting the AFN Convention all week.

Go to to find out more about the convention.

To learn more about the production company that produces the convention coverage go to

Watch all of the events scheduled below on 360 North television or at

THURSDAY, OCT. 23 AFN Convention 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 23 Quyana Alaska I 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 24 AFN Convention 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 24 Quyana Alaska II 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 25 AFN Convention 9 am - 3:30 p.m.

Don't Miss AFN 2008
on 360 North

Monday, October 13, 2008

Great Documentaries

This week don't miss great documentaries about the North on 360 North.

Land of the Ice Bear
Wednesday at 8:00 pm

Sockeye and the Age of Sail
Thursday at 9:00 pm

Friday, October 10, 2008

AFN on 360 North

In collaboration with the Alaska Federation of Natives and Blueberry Productions, we are excited to broadcast the AFN Annual Convention on 360 North.
From October 20 to 25 we will be bringing live events from Anchorage to our viewers around Alaska.

Find out more about the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention and see the schedule at:

Learn more about the company that has produced the AFN Convention television coverage for years:

And, go to for the 360 North AFN convention broadcast schedule.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Films From John Sabella

Thursday nights are going to be fun. Beginning this week we will be highlighting films about boats, fishing, maritime activities and the towns and ports around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska that are home to vessels and people who fish.

Centuries of Fish: Seattle's Dynamic High Seas Fishing Fleet
will start the series that will be seen weekly at 9:00 pm. On Thursday, October 16 we will bring you Sockeye and the Age of Sail: the History of the Alaska Packer's Association. After a break on Thursdays to bring you the 2008 AFN Convention and candidate debates you will see the following John Sabella productions:

The Days of Salmon Traps and Fish Pirates

The Longline Pioneers

Anacortes, The Perfect Port

Syd Wright's Alaska

Petersburg, The Town that Fish Built

Pots of Gold, The Profit and the Sorrow

Great Age of Salmon

and more...

Thursday Nights

9:00 pm

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sanibel to Siberia

The documentary Sanibel to Siberia chronicles the creation of a monumental bronze sculpture by Alaska artist R.T. "Skip" Wallen to commemorate Alaska’s little-known role in the Lend-Lease program of World War II. The sculpture, commissioned by the Alaska-Siberia Research Center, portrays an American and a Russian pilot in cold-weather gear.

From 1942-45, the United States sent almost 8,000 newly-minted warplanes to the Soviet Union. The planes were flown from their points of manufacture around the U.S to Fairbanks where Soviet pilots trained on them and flew them across Bering Strait and Siberia to the war fronts.

Sanibel to Siberia chronicles the historical background for the memorial and Alaska’s little-known role in the top secret undertaking. . It goes on to document the process of creating the bronze sculpture in a studio on Sanibel Island, Florida, where the artist went to work when his Juneau studio proved too small for the production. The dedication in a park along the Chena River in Fairbanks, attended by dignitaries from five nations, concludes the film.

The documentary was produced by WGCU-TV, Fort Myers.

Sanibel to Siberia
Wednesday 10/8 at 9:00 pm
Saturday 10/11 at 3:00 pm
Sunday 10/12 at noon

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Creating Alaska: The Framers of the Alaska Constitution

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, former convention delegates Victor Fischer, George Sundborg, Sr. and Jack B. Coghill join convention economic consultant and temporary Secretary George Rogers and Chief Clerk Katie Hurley in looking at the Constitution as a living document and asking whether it has fulfilled their intentions.

The program was recorded at the University of Alaska Southeast in 2006.

Friday at 8:00 pm
repeats Sunday at 10:00 pm

Saturday, September 27, 2008

360 North on ARCS

Tuesday, September 30, the Alaska Rural Communications Service (ARCS) will begin re-broadcasting the 360 North program stream. Our Tuesday evening broadcasts will now reach the additional communities that ARCS serves with low power transmitters. ARCS is seen in over 200 communities across Alaska, primarily in more rural areas.

For almost a year now, prime time on Tuesday has been a dedicated spot for Alaska Native and Native American programming. The 360 North programs that ARCS will be sharing with rural residents include Northwest Indian News, Native Report and Alaska documentary and cultural specials.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Economic Forum Airs Saturday

The Permanent Fund Annual Meeting that 360 North broadcast Monday night included a question and answer discussion with representatives from some of the nations top fund managers and investment strategists.

The Alaska Permanent Fund Economic Forum:
Subprime Crisis and Lessons Learned

This very timely event gave Alaskans the opportunity to hear the thoughts, advice and discussions being provided to the people who manage the Alaska Permanent Fund. It was a rare opportunity to hear information and a perspective that is not always reflected in the mainstream press.

360 North will be repeating the Alaska Permanent Fund Annual Meeting this weekend. That broadcast will include the Economic Forum which lasts 90 minutes.

Permanent Fund Annual Meeting (Day 1)
Saturday 1:00 pm

*Economic Forum*
Saturday 5:15 pm

Permanent Fund Annual Meeting (Day 2)
Sunday 1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Heroes of the Slopes

Heroes of the Slopes is a one hour film on some of the top enabled skiers of our time. It was produced and hosted by Marc Romero, a former one-leg US Disabled Ski Team member turned top free-skier. The film contains a grass roots and inside perspective displaying many different and unique stories and characters. The people highlighted in this film are true mentors, leaders and heroes to those who watch.

9:00 pm

Friday, September 19, 2008

Permanent Fund Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation trustees will be broadcast on 360 North. This same-day meeting coverage will include:

The Alaska Permanent Fund Economic Forum: Subprime Crisis and Lessons Learned

The September 22nd and 23rd meetings, including the Economic Forum, will be shown each evening in their entirety.

Monday and Tuesday - Sept. 22 and 23
8:00 pm

repeat broadcast
Saturday and Sunday - Sept. 27 and 28
1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good Music on a Saturday Night

This month 360 North added a little bit of music to the schedule.

Throughout the fall you can enjoy good old public broadcasting music from Song of the Mountains and Mountain Stage.

We have a collection of older programs with great artists and will be running new programs later in the year.

Saturday Nights
9:00 to 11:00 pm

Monday, September 15, 2008

Passage of Migrants

Shadows passing across the moon, a soft beating of unseen wings in the dark, distant cries blown back by the wind, a line of geese flying high… these are some of the familiar fragments that are part of the mystery of migration. Waterfowl, shorebirds and cranes are linked by a love of water. Since the Ice Age retreated, arctic nesting birds have travelled immense distances every fall to overwinter and every spring to return. Their passage marks the seasons, and is a mystery that still fascinates man.

Witness the Passage of Migrants, a Karvonen Films special.

Wednesday at 8:00 pm

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Events of World Ocean Day

If you missed World Ocean Day 2008 you have a chance to see the events of the Juneau, Alaska event on 360 North.

See experts talk about invasive species, whales, birds, climate and fish. Take a tour of the new Southeast Alaska NOAA labs. Learn more about the ocean ecosystem.

World Ocean Day 2008

Monday, September 15
8:00 pm

(repeats several times throughout the week)

Only on 360 North.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Three Way River

A Play by David Hunsaker

Three Way River combines myths from Tlingit, Appalachian, and Russian cultures into an original play in the tradition of Beauty and the Beast. The play was performed and recorded in the outdoor pavilion on the University of Alaska campus in Juneau against the backdrop of Auke Lake and Mendenhall Glacier.

Friday at 8:00 pm