Monday, November 23, 2009


We’ve had some wind damage to the satellite dish in Juneau that receives Alaska One and APRN, and it looks like it will take some time to repair. We’re looking into getting temporary feeds, but for now, Alaska One on KTOO-TV is off the air and off cable, and APRN isn’t available. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we are working on it as fast as we can.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

From everyone at 360 North!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Did you miss The National Parks series?

If you missed the Ken Burns National Parks series that aired on 360 North, here's your chance to watch it now. Starting on Tuesday, October 27 at 8pm and airing every Tuesday night for six weeks we are airing The National Parks series again. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2009 Elders & Youth Conference

Celebrate Alaska Native intellect! As part of AFN the 2009 Elders & Youth Conference stimulates dialogue between young people and Elders and encourages them to maintain traditional Native values and practices while thriving in the modern world.

Watch the 2009 Elders & Youth Conference LIVE during our AFN Convention coverage on Monday Oct. 19 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and on Tuesday Oct. 20 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Friday, October 16, 2009

AFN Convention 2009

360 North is proud to be airing the 2009 AFN Convention.

Coverage will begin on Thursday October 22 and will broadcast live from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

Friday Oct 23 and Saturday Oct 24, live convention coverage will air from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Alaska's History - It's Magic!

What does a psychic duck have in common with Alaska’s governors? Plenty, especially when they’re all a part of Alaska’s History – It’s Magic, a magical presentation highlighting various moments in Alaska’s history. Watch Alaska’s History – It’s Magic on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 8pm!

The program has been presented to thousands of young people and their families in schools and libraries in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and other Southeast Alaska communities, stimulating lots of laughter and wonder as Alaskan history comes alive through the medium of magic.

“Magic can help give meaning to historical events and facts, supplying kids with another way to enjoy their studies,” said Jeff Brown, a Juneau-based magician who developed the show. “It helps provide another handle to support their education, while at the same time providing a healthy dose of entertainment.”

The show features magical effects highlighting Alaska’s Native cultures, its Russian heritage, the Gold Rush and more, taking a live studio audience of kids and their families on a wild ride full of audience participation, amazement and plenty of amusement, gathering praise from kids, families, and educators.

The program was made possible with the help of the Rasmuson Foundation, The Alaska Humanities Forum, and the Douglas-Dornan Foundation, and was recorded before a live studio audience.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fundraiser Success!

360 North's first ever on air fundraiser was a big success!! We'd like to thank everyone who helped make it possible. Our on air people - Marc Wheeler, Scott Foster, Beth Weigel, John Kelly and Peter Griffin really helped get people to call in and support 360 North.

And we had great volunteers from SAGA, NCADD, Bob Poe for Governor, and AmeriCorps to help answer the phones. The staff at 360 North would like to thank everyone who helped out! Thanks for watching!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Starting tonight at 8pm!
“Great Nature” (Episode Five)

To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a “golden age” for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the Everglades in Florida as a national park — the first time a park has been created solely to preserve an ecosystem, as opposed to scenic beauty. As America becomes entrenched in World War II, Roosevelt is pressured to open the parks to mining, grazing and lumbering. The president also is subjected to a storm of criticism for expanding the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by accepting a gift of land secretly purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

360 North Fundraiser!

This week, we are bringing you the latest series from Ken Burns that tells the story of our National Parks. And we are taking this opportunity to let our viewers contribute to 360 North! We have been on the air for 2 years now and this is our first on-air fundraiser. And everyone who donates $90 or more will receive a year subscription to Alaska Magazine!

If you watch 360 North, you know how unique our channel is. We air Alaskan programs and cover statewide events. Please consider donating to 360 North today and help ensure that we continue to bring relevant programming to Alaskans all across the state!


Starting tonight at 8pm!
“Going Home” (Episode Four)

While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks. Some park enthusiasts, such as Margaret and Edward Gehrke of Nebraska, begin “collecting” parks, making a point to visit as many as they can. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launch a campaign to protect the last strands of virgin forest in the Smoky Mountains by establishing it as a park. In Wyoming, John D. Rockefeller Jr. begins quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range and valley in a secret plan to donate it to the government as a park.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Starting tonight at 8pm!
“The Empire of Grandeur” (Episode Three)

In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument.

Monday, September 28, 2009

All This Week: KEN BURNS!

This 12-hour, six-part documentary series by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan tells the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. From Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska, the series explores the stories of people, from every conceivable background, who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so, reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

Every night this week starting at 8pm!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rain Country is Back!!

Looking for your favorite 360 North program?

Perhaps you'd like to order a copy of Rain Country? Rain Country was a very popular series produced by KTOO from 1985 to 1995. Now you can enjoy Rain Country Reflections, a retrospective look at the series, Thursday nights at 8 p.m. through the end of the year.

And if you are interested in purchasing a 360 North program, check out our new shop at:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Are You Ready For Unbiased News?

Check out 360 North week nights at 7pm for the BBC WORLD NEWS!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why do humpbacks sing?

Find out on Monday, August 17 at 8pm only on 360 North!

Dr. James Darling, renowned whale researcher and co-founder of the West Coast Whale Research Foundation, sheds light on the reasoning behind whale vocalization. Whales sing to one another over hundreds of miles and use their songs to navigate across oceans. Humpback whales travel thousands of miles as a group, singing to each other as they go. They can also communicate with each other over thousands of miles of ocean. The presenter explains how singing is part of their social system and community.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Stories from Alaskan Veterans

Starting at 9pm on Thursday, August 13 tune in to 360 North for stories on some of Alaska's World War II veterans: Harold Wheaton, Tom Stewart, and Jack Culbreath. Wheaton served on the Aleutian Islands, loading and unloading cargo ships. Stewart served on Kiska during the Aleutian Campaign and in the Northern Italian Campaign with the legendary 10th Mountain Division. Culbreath was also in the 10th Mountain Division, which broke through the German line and paved the way for Allied victory in Italy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Breath of Fresh Air World Premiere!

Thursday August 6 at 9pm

In the 1990's, street skateboarding was on the rise, it even overshadowed the once dominant type of skateboarding called "vert" - as the preferred style. As street skating was quickly progressing, so was the small town Wasilla Alaska. By some statistics during this time frame, Wasilla was the fastest growing city in the United States. This movie tries to capture the surge of skateboarders that mirrored the growth of this frontier city during the 1990's.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Changes Coming

360 North, as part of KTOO in Juneau, along with KUAC-Fairbanks and APTI-Anchorage (KAKM), recently released a study to determine the feasibility of a unified statewide public broadcasting organization.

This new report notes opportunities offered under a unified public broadcasting model:
• A statewide, cross-platform production team
• An increase in public broadcasting’s reach in rural communities
• A unified voice in support of public broadcasting statewide
• The ability to invest in emerging media for content delivery
• The continuation of high-quality PBS and NPR programming throughout the state

The KTOO, KUAC, and APTI boards will then make a final decision on the unification this year and if approved, the transformation could begin as soon as July 2010.

Monday, July 20, 2009

No Coverage of Special Session

The August 10th special session of the Alaska State Legislature will not air on 360 North. The session, which will address Gov. Palin's veto of federal stimulus funds for energy-related projects, will be held in Anchorage. Unfortunately, Gavel to Gavel Alaska is set up to air proceedings that take place in the capitol building in Juneau and we will not be able to show the Anchorage sessions. We look forward to bringing you all of the 2010 session starting on January 19.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Watch the Sotomayor Hearings LIVE

Tune in to 360 North this week to watch the Sotomayor Hearings LIVE.
Monday July 13 starting at 6am
Tuesday July 14 starting at 5am
Wednesday July 15 starting at 5am

Friday, July 10, 2009

Charles Darwin in Private

Monday, July 13 at 8pm

Celebrated science and nature writer, David Quammen, presents the crucial, yet obscure period in Charles Darwin's life, immediately following the Beagle voyage, during which he developed his theory of evolution.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Syd Wright's Alaska

Friday, July 10 at 3pm

There is always a lot of interest in this popular show, so don't miss our special presentation this Friday at 3pm!

"Educator, fisherman, raconteur...Syd Wright served as Petersburg's unofficial historian, captivating visitors with his wit and eloquence. Syd Wright's Alaska preserves his tales for all time. Hear his vivid descriptions of the region's ancestral people, the Tlingit, their art and culture; of Alaska's European discovery by an emissary of Tsar Peter the Great; of the region's surprising role in the conclusion of the American Civil War; of the public treasure that emerged from the discourse between John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt; of Alaska's investiture as the 49th State of the Union; of the region's astonishingly rich fisheries and the people and communities that depend on them; of its land, its creatures, its abundance and its beauty."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nomads of the Yukon

9pm Wednesday - Follow 150,000 barren ground caribou on the longest migration of any land animal in the world, through one of the wildest places on earth: the Yukon Territory. Pursued by Grizzly bears and wolves, tormented by insects and challenged by rugged terrain, the Porcupine Caribou now face what could be their greatest challenge of all -human development.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alaska Rural Energy Conference

Don't miss the special encore presentation of the Alaska Rural Energy Conference

Starting at 8am and airing all day on Sunday, July 5.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2009 Kivgiq Celebration

Kivgiq 2009 “Let our language shine through”
Starting Saturday, June 27 at 8am!
Running all weekend

For everyone who didn't get to see it live - here's your chance to watch all of Kivgiq 2009!

Kivgiq is brought to you by Talking Circle Productions.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back by Popular Demand

Qanuqtuurniq - Finding the Balance is an Inuit health forum that was held in May and brought viewers health information and stories about successful Inuit community health projects.

Back by popular demand, this Saturday don't miss our special encore presentation of Qanuqtuurniq. Only on 360 North, Qanuqtuurniq will begin airing at 8am this Saturday, June 20.

Qanuqtuurniq was coordinated by the Inuit Tuttarvingat, an Inuit-specific centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. Don't miss out!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Friday is the day!

The much-publicized and long awaited date for the digital television transition is noon on Friday, June 12. 360 North's analog transmitter will be shut off forever at 11:59 a.m.!!

Are you ready for the digital? If you still have questions, check out the FCC's digital transition website or contact us at 360 North. Don't be left without a signal!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Are we driving you batty?

Don't miss this Friday's Evening at Egan lecture on BATS! Starting at 8pm on Friday, June 5, Evening at Egan will focus on bats! Learn about how scientists study bat's sonic pulses through technology.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spring time in Alaska!

Makes it hard to keep up on a blog! We hope you are enjoying your spring! :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Let us know!

We're always eager to hear from our viewers! If you have an idea about a program, a way to make 360 North even better, or you just want to let us know how we're doing - please feel free to contact us!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

360 Circle

To help support our services and the expanded programming on 360 North, we’ve created the 360 Circle, an opportunity for individuals and organizations to contribute to the channel. Donors who contribute $360 will be listed on our website and thanked on the air throughout the year.

Check out how you can become part of the 360 Circle today!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Qanuqtuurniq - DAY THREE

"Qanuqtuurniq - Finding the Balance" - May 13, 2009 starting at 4pm

Episode on Inuit Youth, Coping Skills and Endurance: "Makkuktuuvunga, Upimmavunga – I am young, and I am proud"

Many things are being done at the community level – often by youth themselves – to help young people cope with and overcome difficult times in their lives."Makkuktuuvunga, Upimmavunga – I am young, and I am proud" will get youth talking about how they deal with problems, face challenges, and move forward. The episode will also share some stories of promising programs and activities that are making a difference in the lives of Inuit youth. It will provide suggestions for how families and communities can support youth, build self-esteem and give them hope.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Planned Power Outage For All GCI Customers

On Tuesday, May 12 at 1am there will be no 360 North service on GCI Cable for approximately 1.5 hours as we replace one of our transmitters. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but we hope this upgrade will improve service in the future!

Thanks for your patience!

Qanuqtuurniq - Finding the Balance - DAY ONE

The First Episode of Qanuqtuurniq begins today and is on Inuit Men's Health: "Angutiili qanuiliqpat? – How are we as men?"

Airing TODAY starting at 4pm! Inuit men have experienced many changes to their way of life in just two generations. This has sometimes left Inuit men feeling lost and unsure of their place in the family and community. Men need a voice. They have important things to say and contributions to make. Programs and services for men – many created and led by men – are giving them an opportunity to seek help, better understand their needs and strengths, and revive their traditions and culture.

In "Angutiilli qanuiliqpat? – How are we as men?", viewers will see stories of community programs that are helping Inuit men to improve their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Tune in to 360 North today at 4pm for first day of this 3-day event!

Qanuqtuurniq - Finding the Balance

Qanuqtuurniq - Finding the Balance is an Inuit health forum that will bring health information and stories about successful Inuit community health projects.

Airing this week on 360 North, Qanuqtuurniq is being coordinated by the Inuit Tuttarvingat, the Inuit-specific centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization. It involves a project team of health promotion experts, researchers, Inuit organizations, community members, and northern broadcasters, as well as several working groups that are helping to develop the content.

All three days of programming will be live and interactive through phone and e-mail and
aired in the Inuit language with English captions.

Qanuqtuurniq begins on Monday, May 11 at 4pm.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Don't Miss the Juneau Health Summit!

Thursday, May 7 at 8p.m. kicks off this important health event!

The event includes a motivating talk from Dr. America Bracho, the executive director of Latino Health Access in Santa Ana and an awards ceremony led by Mayor Bruce Botelho. Awards are presented to members of the community who have served as role models and promote wellness.

Don't miss the youth award, given to Max Blust. One of the best awards of the evening!

Friday, May 1, 2009

We Shall Remain - Episode 4

360 North is proud to present a very special airing of the American Experience five part series, We Shall Remain. On Monday, May 4 at 8pm we will air the fourth episode of this powerful historical documentary that talks about Native history like you've never seen it before.
Episode 4 - Geronimo
Monday, May 4 at 8pm
As the leader of the last Native American fighting force to capitulate to the U.S. government, Geronimo was seen by some as the perpetrator of unspeakable savage cruelties, while to others he was the embodiment of proud resistance

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Send Us Your Ideas!

The Planet Forward's TV special on April 15 was just the beginning!

They're ready for more videos, essays, podcasts, photos and songs with ideas on whether we should move away from fossil fuels and if so, how it should be done. That's the Planet Forward mission: using the web and television to give citizens a chance to discuss their ideas with experts and policymakers, because changes now on the drawing board are big ones, which could affect most of us and therefore call out for input from all of us.

We're excited to have Van Jones, President Obama's advisor for green jobs, on board with us for Planet Forward's web sequel, debuting May 21. If you'd like your idea on the formula for our energy future to make it to the White House, we urge you to send us your ideas no later than May 15 - the deadline for submitting contributions that could be chosen to be discussed on the web sequel.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Watch We Shall Remain at UAS

If you are in the Juneau area and would like to watch We Shall Remain with a group, the University of Alaska - Southeast is hosting an event each Monday night through May 11. Starting at 8pm in the UAS Egan Library, each episode will be followed by an informal discussion.

If you are hosting an 360 North event and would like it advertised with us, please feel free to contact us!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We Shall Remain - Episode 3

360 North is proud to present a very special airing of the American Experience five part series, We Shall Remain. On Monday, April 27 at 8pm we will air the third episode of this powerful historical documentary that talks about Native history like you've never seen it before.
Episode 3 - Trail of Tears
Monday, April 27 at 8pm
Though the Cherokee embraced “civilization” and won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous march to Oklahoma.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bong Hits 4 Jesus

In 2002, 18-year-old Juneau Douglas High School senior Joseph Frederick was suspended from school after displaying a banner during a school supervised event that read "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" along the route of the Winter Olympics torch. Frederick filed a lawsuit against JDHS claiming his first amendment rights had been violated. The case ended up in the Supreme Court, which ultimately ruled that a school principal may restrict student speech without violating the First Amendment.

Part of the settlement involved taping and broadcasting a student forum on free speech. That forum was held at the Juneau Douglas High School recently and 360 North will be airing it at 8pm on Wednesday, April 22. The forum was moderated by Stewart Jay, a professor at the University of Washington's Law School; and Ann Gifford, the School District's attorney.
Don't miss this Free Speech Forum on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 at 8pm!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We Shall Remain - Episode 2

360 North is proud to present a very special airing of the American Experience five part series, We Shall Remain. On Monday, April 20 at 8pm we will air the second episode of this powerful historical documentary that talks about Native history like you've never seen it before.

Episode 2 - Tecumseh's Vision
Monday, April 20 at 8pm
In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North American continent

Monday, April 13, 2009

Planet Forward

On Wednesday April 15 at 8pm, 360 North is proud to be airing Planet Forward, a special pre-Earth Day show designed to get people talking!
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning CNN veteran Frank Sesno, Planet Forward is driven by the power of ideas, as citizens make their case for what they think about the nation's energy future. Be part of the discussion and watch Planet Forward on Wednesday, April 15 at 8pm on 360 North!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We Shall Remain

360 North is proud to present a very special airing of the American Experience five part series, We Shall Remain. Starting on Monday, April 13 at 8pm we will be airing each of these powerful historical documentaries that talk about Native history.
Episode 1 - After the Mayflower
Monday, April 13 at 8pm
In 1621, the Wampanoag of New England negotiated a treaty with Pilgrim settlers. A half-century later, as a brutal war flared between the English and a confederation of Indians, this diplomatic gamble seemed to have been a grave miscalculation.
Don't miss this amazing programming!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Senator Mark Begich Address

Senator Begich will be addressing the Alaska legislature on Tuesday, April 7 at 11am. Gavel to Gavel Alaska will be airing this address, but if you work during the day and miss it, we will be re-airing it in the evening at 9pm.

Don't miss Senator Begich's address to the legislature Tuesday, April 7 at 9pm!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chemical Dependency

If you missed 360 North's Alaska Mental Health Special on Chemical Dependency, this Saturday, April 4 at 7pm is your chance to learn more about Alaska's drug abuse problems and hear about solutions. Don't miss this important program that was sponsored by the Alaska Mental Health Trust!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Don't Miss Poetry Out Loud!

360 North will be airing preformances of the finalists for the 2009 POETRY OUT LOUD statewide competition on Thursday April 2nd at 8pm.

POETRY OUT LOUD is an exciting program that takes place in high schools throughout Alaska over the winter and spring. POETRY OUT LOUD encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance, which help students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and internalize our rich literary heritage.

POETRY OUT LOUD Alaska is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and Alaska State Writing Consortium, and is hosted this year by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Earth Day Film Festival is Coming Up!!

Don't forget, 360 North is looking for your Earth inspired short films to air at our Earth Day film festival in Juneau!

Films should stay under 4 minutes and we need them by April 15! Funny, serious - anything goes!

Email or call 907-463-6472 with any questions!