Friday, March 7, 2008
Northwest Indian News - Reporting from Alaska
360 North was excited to commit time in the broadcast schedule to bring NorthWest Indian News to viewers throughout Alaska. We are now equally excited that NWIN has committed to continued and increased coverage of Alaska stories and issues.
NWIN episode #26, which airs on March 25, will include the story "Alaskan PITAAS Program." NWIN reporter Morgan Howard, a Tlingit from Southeast Alaska, presents the problem of retaining Alaska Native school teachers. The feature includes several Southeast residents and is shot in Yakutat and at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
NWIN has covered Alaska in the past with other reports from Howard and Gene Tagaban. News Director for the series, Jim Browder, is a former Alaska television professional. Those strong ties to Alaska will pay off for 360 North viewers in 2008. "We have one feature story per month slated to be produced in Alaska or Northern B.C. throughout 2008 including stories about global warming and ANWR," according to Browder.
New episodes of NorthWest Indian News are produced monthy. The collection of recent NWIN episodes air weekly on Tuesday nights.