17 min

BTS 6: Look! Up in the sky! It‘s a bird! It‘s a plane! It‘s a Christmas Episode‪!‬ The AnchorED City

    • Society & Culture

BTS 6: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Christmas Episode!


If you were watching TV in the 1950’s and an episode of Superman came on you would have heard the famous introduction to the show yelled by a crowd gazing heavenward: “Look up in the sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman.” But it’s not just superheroes that draw our eyes to the sky, so does Christmas - especially in Alaska. In this episode we look up at a star, airplanes, and a special sleigh and more as we look forward to Christmas.


 


Resources used to make this episode:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySvAs5ppkRw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLxtIImtFU


https://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport


https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43171/a-visit-from-st-nicholas


https://www.noradsanta.org/en/


http://www.nikesitesummit.net/about-site-summit.html


https://www.jber.jb.mil/Services-Resources/Environmental/Nike/NSS/


https://www.anchorage.net/blog/post/the-star-on-the-mountain-an-anchorage-holiday-tradition/


https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2021/11/29/crews-work-to-repair-jber-holiday-star-after-lights-malfunction/


https://vilda.alaska.edu/digital/collection/cdmg2/id/3508/rec/30


https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/2020/12/20/in-the-midst-of-the-cold-war-alaskas-effort-to-spread-christmas-cheer-involved-sending-a-small-herd-of-reindeer-to-dc/


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059026/characters/nm0790259

BTS 6: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Christmas Episode!


If you were watching TV in the 1950’s and an episode of Superman came on you would have heard the famous introduction to the show yelled by a crowd gazing heavenward: “Look up in the sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman.” But it’s not just superheroes that draw our eyes to the sky, so does Christmas - especially in Alaska. In this episode we look up at a star, airplanes, and a special sleigh and more as we look forward to Christmas.


 


Resources used to make this episode:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySvAs5ppkRw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLxtIImtFU


https://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sport


https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43171/a-visit-from-st-nicholas


https://www.noradsanta.org/en/


http://www.nikesitesummit.net/about-site-summit.html


https://www.jber.jb.mil/Services-Resources/Environmental/Nike/NSS/


https://www.anchorage.net/blog/post/the-star-on-the-mountain-an-anchorage-holiday-tradition/


https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2021/11/29/crews-work-to-repair-jber-holiday-star-after-lights-malfunction/


https://vilda.alaska.edu/digital/collection/cdmg2/id/3508/rec/30


https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/2020/12/20/in-the-midst-of-the-cold-war-alaskas-effort-to-spread-christmas-cheer-involved-sending-a-small-herd-of-reindeer-to-dc/


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059026/characters/nm0790259

17 min

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

iHeartPodcasts
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
This American Life
iHeartPodcasts
B. Simone & Megan Brooks
New York Times Opinion