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The Alaska pipeline [videorecording] / a MDTV Productions film for American experience ; WGBH Boston ; written, produced, and directed by Mark Davis.

Davis, Mark J. (Screenwriter). Morton, Joe, 1947- (Narrator). MDTV Productions. (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author).
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Schricker Main Library 388.5 ALA (Text) 30032001726915 DVD NON-FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0793692288
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Anamorphic widescreen format.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally broadcast on PBS in 2006 as an episode of the television program American experience.
Region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.
Special features include: worker photo gallery.
Formatted Contents Note: Opposition to the pipeline -- Permafrost and politics -- Construction starts -- The workers and the pipeline camps -- Setbacks and dangers -- The race to finish -- The transformation of Alaska.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Camera, Steven L. Rychetnik, Brian Dowley ; editor, Cherry Enoki ; music, Tom Phillips.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Joe Morton.
Summary, etc.: Explores the impact of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline on culture and society in Alaska, as well as on the environment and Alaskan wilderness. Features commentary by the men and women who worked on the line, as well as long-time Alaska residents, members of the Native Alaskan community, environmentalists, government geologists, and local and national politicians. Examines the conflict between the desire to bring Alaskan oil to market and increase the energy supply versus the desire to protect the land and wildlife. Discusses the engineering feat of building an 800-mile pipeline that traverses three mountain ranges and thirty-four rivers, and that has to withstand earthquakes and subzero temperatures.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD.
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Subject: Petroleum pipelines > Alaska.
Environmental engineering > Alaska.
Trans-Alaska Pipeline (Alaska)
Genre: Television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary > Television series.

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