In the Fairbanks area, on AlaskaOne (KUAC TV), they will be airing a documentary about the history of railroads in the Yukon and Alaska called "Klondike Alaska: A Rail History" on March 9 during prime time. I did most of the music for it (maybe all the music, I'm not sure yet, I haven't seen it).
If you are a member of KUAC TV here in Alaska, you will have received a postcard about it, and have been invited to the premiere of "Klondike Alaska: A Rail History" at the Regal Theater on March 3. You have to make a reservation. The phone number is on the postcard.
For those of you not here in Alaska, look for it, and ask for it (!) from your local PBS station. They will get programs to show if enough people request it, for the most part. Anyone into trains is going to like this documentary.
My involvement didn't end at dropping off my music in a digitized form. Yes, I recorded myself using my tiny four track and one microphone, and took the discs into the station to be transferred over to the computer system on which the whole documentary was put together. But as I said, my involvement was much more basic than that...
I carried the tripod for the camera all over Dawson City, Skagway, Carcross and other places. I held the reflector for an interview, and the microphone for another. We went to museums as far away as White Horse and Skagway, and I got to ride my most favorite train of all (so far) the White Pass & Yukon that goes up into the White Pass mountains. It was drizzling, but I stuck my head out the window for most of the ride because the view was so incredible.
I walked up and down hills until I thought I was going to have a heart attack carrying that damn tripod. We found at least two boxcars off in the woods all by themselves. We walked miles, digging in the dirt along the way, looking for old rails, and picking up railroad nails. With me watching out for bears!
That was all over a year ago, and now the final product is ready to be seen. I hope some of you get to see it, too.