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FRONTLINE; Alaska Gold

07/20/2012

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Alaska Gold
Program Number

2804

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits -- copper, gold, molybdenum -- estimated to be worth some $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, the "Pebble Mine," at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for Pebble and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.

A FRONTLINE Production with Kenneth Levis Productions, LLC

Duration

00:56:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Alaska Gold,” 07/20/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B581367739EB4B48B67033BDAD2F08FF.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Alaska Gold. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B581367739EB4B48B67033BDAD2F08FF
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