Season 5, Episode 21 Alaska: The Closing Frontier

First Aired: June 28, 1978

A 1978 examination of a Congressional proposal to make 99 million acres of Alaska wilderness part of the national park system. Among those interviewed: Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus; environmentalists; and developers who want the land left open for oil exploration, the timber industry, mining and farming.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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