WGBH Openvault

FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Hunter and Son



License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

FRONTLINE Special Report
Comrades: Hunter and Son
Program Number


Series Description

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

In "Hunter & Son," Mikhail Kuzakov and his son Yuri brave -40 degrees F. temperatures in the Siberian wilderness as they hunt on horseback for sable and other valuable fur animals. It is a hard life but one they enjoy. Cameras follow the two on a typical day of hunting and trapping, and in town, interview Mikhail's wife and the town's schoolteacher. Scenes of trapping and hunting of animals as well as skinning and handling of pelts and furs are included. In the studio, Woodruff interviews the producer, Denton, on the filming conditions in Siberia and Drs. Khinchuk and Gibson on life in Siberia and its future.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Hunter and Son,” 04/30/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B88FDDA9E95641B08FF5EF83C1544387.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Hunter and Son.” 04/30/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B88FDDA9E95641B08FF5EF83C1544387>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Comrades: Hunter and Son. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B88FDDA9E95641B08FF5EF83C1544387
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.