Territorial Delegate Bob Bartlett's story told in documentary

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

A new documentary from KUAC public television in Fairbanks explores the life and times of Bob Bartlett and celebrates his role in the creation of the 49th state. Mr. Alaska: Bob Bartlett Goes to Washington premieres on public television stations statewide Thursday, Jan. 29 at p.m.

The documentary continues the narrative begun with KUAC's Emmy-winning production of The 49th Star, which chronicles Alaska's groundbreaking constitution and the grassroots efforts that led to Alaska becoming one of the United States of America. The program is funded by a wide range of sponsors, including New York Life, the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and UA Eight Stars of Gold.

From his roots as a small-town reporter and gold miner to his position as Alaska's Territorial Delegate, Bob Bartlett left a legacy matched by few; he helped create the very state he served, changing the features of both the American flag and the country.

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