This one-hour documentary takes a well-known subject that is especially critical to the Seattle region and turns it into a splendid piece of journalism that is at once informative, affecting, urgent and thoughtful. There is breathtaking photography of whales above and below water and superior sound recording. The scenes are seamlessly edited and expert interviews are judiciously spliced into the main thread of the story. Viewers easily grasp why PCB contamination, reduced supply of food and whale watching have become what the program calls the "great harpoon of the 21st century."

Steve Raible, reporter; Ben Saboonchian, producer/writer; Tom Matsuzawa, Bill Skok, photographers; Peter Gamba, editor; Bill Lord, news director.

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