Minnesota Journalist was on Hand for the Real Big Miracle
02.04.12 by REELZ
In Big Miracle, a small-town reporter (John Krasinski) and an environmentalist (Drew Barrymore) start a international coalition to rescue a pod of three gray whales trapped under ice off the coast of Alaska. In 1988, Minnesota reporter Jason Davis was on location in Alaska and reported on the rescue mission as it was happening.
Davis filed 11 reports from the rescue mission for Eyewitness New 5 in Minnesota. Davis talks about reporting from the Arctic Ocean and shares riveting rescue footage in a new ReelzChannel special, Big Miracle: Real to Reel, premiering Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT. The special is hosted by Dermot Mulroney, who stars in Big Miracle as Col. Scott Boyer — a character based on the real-life Col. Tom Carroll, who played a critical role in organizing the rescue effort during the 1988 incident. Reelz viewers will also hear from Big Miracle stars Barrymore, Krasinski, and Ted Danson.
Here is the first of 11 reports Davis filed of the whale rescue mission. Watch the rest of his reports at KSTP.com.
Watch Davis talk about the the assignment of a lifetime in an extended interview from Big Miracle: Real to Reel.
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