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The original footage of the exploding whale first appeared on KATU Channel 2 Portland, OR in November 1970. The story was reported by Paul Linnman, and the cameraman was Doug Brazil.
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 YouTube player on this page. For even more exploding whale-related videos, please visit TheExplodingWhale.com’s video portal on YouTube.
Press one of the “Play” buttons to start the first video. Or, press the “Video Selector” button to choose a specific version of the video.
The YouTube player above will take you through the following versions of the video in order:
- 1970 KATU (original report)
- 2002 KATU (abridged update)
- 2004(?) TechTV (highly abridged)
- 2008 CNN’s News To Me
- … and more!
All of these videos, plus additional exploding whale-related videos, are available at TheExplodingWhale.com video portal on .