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Old November 12th, 2020, 06:32 PM   #1
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50th anniversary of famous "blow up the whale" news story

The good news is that they've re-digitised the original film to 4K resolution and made it available on YouTube with some interviews of the reporter and cameraman who were just 23 years old at the time.


Bit of a shame with the unnecessary titling that was added to the remastered video, but at least it's in pristine higher definition quality.

The story of it all, including extra interviews, can be found at https://katu.com/news/local/the-expl...y-oregon-event

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Old November 29th, 2020, 05:04 AM   #2
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There was a recorded discussion with the reporter and cameraman who are still alive today despite it being a 50 years anniversary. Amazing stories surrounding this, whether it being how it was shot on film, or the smelly state of their rental car when handed back at the airport (as they had been covered in a spray of dead whale when filming the story). Highly recommended if you have a spare hour.


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Old November 29th, 2020, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: 50th anniversary of famous "blow up the whale" news story

thx fir sharing. shockingly I never heard or saw it until now.

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Old July 1st, 2021, 01:04 AM   #4
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Oh, I just stumbled across this retelling from what looks to be the 1990s. It too is hilarious.


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