Talk of Alaska: The Role of the Press in the Statehood Push

The cross-winds of history were blowing strongly in the late nineteen-fifties when Alaska became a state. The Civil Rights Act was five years in the future, The Second World War was a vivid memory, and the Red Scare and the Cold War were going strong. A fascinating new book looks at this era through the eyes of a Fairbanks newspaper publisher. Author Terrence Cole will be the guest on the next Talk of Alaska.

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  • Steve Heimel, APRN


  • Terrence Cole, Professor of History, University of Alaska Fairbanks, author of “Fighting for the Forty-Ninth Star: C.W. Snedden and the Crusade for Alaska Statehood”
  • Callers Statewide


LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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