The Video

About this video...

The original story of the exploding whale first appeared on KATU Channel 2 Portland, OR in November 1970. The story was reported by Paul Linnman with cameraman Doug Brazil who captured the event on Super 8 film.

Since then, the story has been retold countless times, and numerous versions of the original news story have appeared on the internet as a result. Several of them are viewable in the section below.

All of these videos, plus additional exploding whale-related videos, are available at TheExplodingWhale.com video portal on YouTube.

Please note…

  • If all else fails, you can read the annotated transcript of the original newsreel.

  • Physical copies of the video (e.g., on VHS or DVD) are not available under any circumstances. Don’t bother asking.

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