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Adam Carlson: "I think Barrow might have one great story left in her."
Reporting from Barrow, Alaska, isn't the most exciting gig in the world - but for reporter Adam Carlson, it's about to be.
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We Need Help Too
Rachel Kramer: "Even though they're big and powerful, they're so much like us. We're vulnerable and we get scared. We need help sometimes too."
Rachel Kramer is a Greenpeace member who actively works to save the gray whales. Her heartfelt pleas help to increase public support for the ongoing efforts to try and free the trio of whales (Fred, Wilma and Bam Bam) from the ice and get them back to safe waters.
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Path Through the Ice
Jill Jerard: "The town of Barrow has shut down as school as school children and shop keepers alike furiously work to cut a path to the ocean."
As the situation in Barrow becomes more dire for the whales, everyone in the town gets involved.
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The Whales Will Die
Colonel Scott Boyer: "I'll be damned if I'm going to let the Reds in to save the day."
Rachel Kramer: "Then those whales are going to die."
As everyone tries to figure out how to cut a path through the ice to get the whales out, new information surfaces that says the Soviets have an ice breaking ship that might be able to help. Then, things get political - the U.S. Military isn't going to allow the Soviet Union to be the heroes in this story - even if it kills the whales.
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Rachel Kramer: "Governor Haskell, we were wondering if you could mobilize a ship that can break through the ice."
Governor Haskell (laughing): "You're serious?"
When Rachel first approaches Alaska's Governor Haskell for help with the trapped whales, he actually laughs at her. Here, he figures out she's not kidding - and soon, he'll figure out just how powerful she can be.
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