Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska
Rough Awakening is the romping story of governmental issues in America’s last wilderness and oil region—Alaska, the country’s most wild and puzzling state, where legislative issues and oil obscured on the day wildcatters struck it huge in 1968. Living in a northern Never Land, where oil organizations and the government kept the state living high and wild, a modest bunch of players ran the show. Among them were the late Sen. Ted Stevens and oilman Bill Allen, the Tony Soprano of Alaska who controlled the political machine until the FBI touched base to find debasement, just to be blamed for playing as filthy as those they were examining. These characters and occasions made ready for Sarah Palin’s ascent to popularity and tumble from radiance in Alaska. Creators Amanda Coyne and Tony Hopfinger outline the epic story of these three characters, set in a condition of taking off expectations, blurring dreams, drying oil fields and an indeterminate future.