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.

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