The election returns are in. Alaskans say no to the oil-tax referendum but the outcome was in doubt for a while. Dan Sullivan wins the GOP Senate nomination – with Mead Treadwell finishing a distant third. What is Mead’s future? And what of second-place finisher Joe Miller? Sean Parnell, Bill Walker and Byron Mallott square off for governor – amidst calls for Walker and Mallott to join forces. Two GOP House incumbents lose primaries. Don Young is renominated once again. The Municipality of Anchorage has yet another plan for the troubled port.
Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell discussed foreign affairs, health policy, transportation, climate change, gun control, Social Security and how they wanted to help Alaska in the US Senate during a one-hour Debate for the State on Wednesday night.
Meet two of the candidates running for the GOP nomination for US Senate, Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell on Wednesday, August 13 in Debate for the State. Dan Sullivan was invited but chose not to take part in the debate. The program starts at 7:00 p.m.
Fri @ 7:00 pm - Washington Week With Gwen Ifill
Topics include the ISIS militants in Iraq, including their execution of American journalist James Foley; the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.; and the felony indictment against Texas governor Rick Perry.
Fri @ 7:30 pm - Alaska Edition
Fri @ 8:00 pm - Great Performances
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads the Vienna Philharmonic in its traditional open-air concert at Austria's Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. Pianist Lang Lang is featured on Richard Strauss' "Burleske" and Mozart's "Turkish March."
Fri @ 9:30 pm - PBS Previews: The Roosevelts
A preview of Ken Burns' "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," a seven-part documentary about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt that's slated to premiere in September 2014.
Fri @ 10:00 pm - American Masters
The story of gospel singer-guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-73), who influenced such rock and rollers as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. Her talent on electric guitar was unrivaled in her heyday.