'Arctic Window' - opening segment & excerpts
One-hour primetime National Public Television special about Iceland, North Atlantic puffins, and the efforts of a team of zoologists to create a unique seabird exhibit — taking another step forward in the evolving face and function of zoos worldwide.
Filmed in the heart of Chicago, across the uninhabited interior of Iceland, and on the sea cliffs of volcanic Heimaey Island, the program provides a ‘window’ to two lands and its people — one urban and American; the other, wild, wondrous, and inhabited by modern-day descendants of ancient Vikings — and to a delightful little bird that most of us would never get a chance to see.
For its presenting sponsor, Lincoln Park Zoological Society, the program served as a 'corporate image' vehicle by maintaining and enlarging its brand awareness in the national realm — an important factor to the organization's funding and fulfillment of its role in operating the zoo as both a conservator of animal species and public educator.
Written and directed by Dugan Rosalini. Narrated by Herschel Bernardi.
"Entertaining, provocative insight…a fascinating production." — Booklist, American Library Association
"…a tremendous success…well above our prime-time average rating and an indication of the quality of the program." — Richard Bowman, Vice President for Broadcasting, WTTW Chicago
Two Emmy® awards — 'Special Achievement: Documentary of Current Importance' and 'Special Achievement in Photography'
Funding sponsor: Dr. Scholl Foundation
Viewing of the entire program available on request.