SAFETY RECALLS: Senator Little introduced her bill after a crash in 2012 that killed 21-year old Michael Sharkey from Ticonderoga. Sharkey died a week after buying a used 2006 Chevy Cobalt that General Motors issued 3 recalls for - including an ignition switch defect that has been linked to hundreds of deaths. Michael’s mother, Cherie Sharkey, from Queensbury, has gathered tens of thousands of petition signatures hoping to convince the U.S. Congress or individual states to require all car dealers to notify potential buyers of any recalls.
You can watch the 2014 report Mountain Lake PBS's Matt Henson did on Cherie Sharkey's crusade here:
WILD VISION: If you’re a reader of Adirondack Life magazine, you no doubt know the work of photographer Carl Heilman, whose beautiful & breathtaking panoramic photos of the Adirondacks and Lake George have made him a legend, and graced many of the magazine’s covers. Filmmaker Daniel McCullum spent several months hiking into the Adirondack Wilderness to create a behind-the-scenes look at how Heilman captures memorable photographs.
Learn more: www.carlheilman.com
Watch McCullum's film Wild Vision here:
BRIDGE OF SPIES: Actor Mark Rylance won an Academy Award this week for his role as a Russian spy in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated “Bridge of Spies.” Rylance stars alongside Tom Hanks, who immortalizes James Donovan, a lawyer from the Bronx who had deep ties to the Adirondacks. Members of Donovan's family were in Lake Placid recently for a special screening of the film. Watch Jack LaDuke's story here: