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Alaska One to rebroadcast The 49th Star: Creating Alaska

Submitted by Claudia Clark
Phone: (907) 474-7847

02/09/06

Alaska One public television is slated to rebroadcast KUAC's original documentary, The 49th Star: Creating AlaskaThursday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. Alaska One is broadcast throughout most of Alaska.

The 49th Star was created to recognize the 50th anniversary of Alaska's constitutional convention. The hour-long film chronicles the road to statehood and the constitutional convention and includes interviews with convention participants, historical photographs and commentary by contemporary historians. The documentary was part of the statewide Creating Alaska project, which has worked to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation and signing of Alaska's constitution.

KUAC also plans to offer VHS and DVD versions of the documentary for sale beginning sometime in March. Watch for ordering information online at www.the49thstar.org, www.alaskaone.org or www.kuac.org

In addition to the documentary, history buffs may also enjoy the 13 Alaska History Nuggets KUAC produced in conjuction with the Creating Alaska project. They are available via streaming video online at http://vilda.alaska.edu. Search for "History Nuggets" and the first 13 results will be the one-minute video stories.

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