Big State, Small Screen: An Alaska TV Writer on the Power of Place
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Dr. Joel Fleischman graduates from Columbia University medical school and is assigned to work in the tiny Alaskan town of Cicely to pay for his education. The location is remote, the people are weird, and Joel just wants to return to New York. And yet, the people of Cicely -- particularly pilot Maggie O'Connell -- begin to grow on him.