“Dan Rather Reports” is a weekly news show hosted by the famed anchorman and field reporter. The show airs on ASX TV (formerly HDNet), which is available on many major cable and digital networks. (To see if yours carries ASX TV, click here.) On tonight’s episode of “Dan Rather Reports,” the subject will be the proposed Pebble Mine. Here’s the description:
There is a storm brewing in Alaska. While two mining companies have been developing plans to build what could be the world’s largest open-pit copper mine in the head waters of Bristol Bay, environmentalists, local commercial fisherman and lodge owners have come together to try and stop them in order to protect the massive salmon population living in those waters.
On Tuesday, July 10th, “Dan Rather Reports” will air the first live broadcast from the remote town of King Salmon, AK, which is on the Naknek River at the edge of Bristol Bay. More than 60% of the nation’s seafood comes from Alaska, and Bristol Bay is ground zero for the fight to save the wild salmon.
Joining Rather for this special live broadcast are Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell; Pebble Partnership CEO, John Shively; Bob Reiss, Author of “The Eskimo and the Oil Man,” and renowned Chef Rick Moonen, Chef and Owner of RM Seafood in Las Vegas.
This special edition of “Dan Rather Reports live from Alaska airs Tuesday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT only on AXS TV.
One can’t help but notice that the guest list does not include anyone from the Alaska anti-Pebble movement. However, celebrity chef Rick Moonen is a powerful advocate for protecting Bristol Bay. (See the video below.) I encourage you to watch, if you can, and tell your friends, as well. This could be an important step toward making the general public aware of what’s at stake.
To learn more about the issues important to anglers and conservationists, visit the Orvis Stop Pebble Mine page.