Search the Archive

New Alaska Capital / 3 Sites #242993

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 20, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) On election day Alaska voters will choose one of 3 new sites for home of new Alaska capital city to be moved from Juneau.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Talkeetna, AK) Origin of Juneau, named after gold prospector Joe Juneau and reasons it's not practical for capital now noted; proposed sites for new capital noted. One is near small town of Talkeetna where President Warren G. Harding spent 2 snowed-in nights in 1923. Townspeople don't want capital near village. [Mike SHEEHAN - says pols. don't tell truth, government tries to own everyone; this is their place and they weren't asked if they wanted government here.] Other reasons for objections in Talkeetna noted; in Willow, AK, near 3rd site for new city, people want to make money off new city. [Saloon owner Pat WINTERS - says everything will skyrocket; prospective buyers come in every day.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry
Duration:
00:03:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.