NOLA Code:
ALWL 0000 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
1 / 60
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Bob Swerer Productions
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To live in a pristine land unchanged by man…to roam a wilderness through which few other humans have passed… to choose an idyllic site, cut trees and build a log cabin…to be a self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available…to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts and company… Thousands have had such a dream, but Richard Proenneke lived them. He found a place in Alaska, built a cabin, and stayed to become part of the country. This is a simple account of the day-to-day explorations and activities he carried out alone, and the constant chain of nature’s events that kept him company.

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Rights Dates:
3/28/2004 - 3/31/2024
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Suggested break points (courtesy of Maine Public Broadcasting):

Segment #1 was 16:58 long it, ends with a shot of his cabin and then dips to black The out cue is "under the eves"

Segment #2 was 21:26 long, it ends with a shot of him by a fire then dips to black. The out cue is " ready for cold weather"

Segment #3 was 18:17 long *(that's not counting credits) it ends with the beginning of the credits. The out cue is "the perfect notches of his logs"

*The reason I don't include the credits in the time of the last segment is because we squeeze them back , put the phone # up and start to pitch over them. Therefore they become part of the break.

Good luck !
Curt Chadbourne

(Note from Bob: If I’m doing my math properly, the TRT of the third segment including credits should be about 18:58)

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