Alaska 'bear man' TV series begins

Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's so-called bear man, Charlie Vandergaw, is featured in a six-episode series being aired on Animal Planet.

The series began Friday with the premiere, which repeats at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Vandergaw is a retired Anchorage teacher who has spent more than 20 summers living with wild bears at his remote cabin in the Yentna River drainage.

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