Reality TV cameras set remote McCarthy, Alaska on 'Edge'

October 20, 2014 1:16 PM

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Reality TV cameras set remote McCarthy, Alaska on 'Edge'

A new Discovery Channel reality show set in McCarthy is drawing fire for heavy-handed treatment of the reviving old mining town's dark past and alleged outlaw reputation.

Advance publicity from Discovery Channel sets up the show as a culture clash between tourism-minded McCarthy Lodge owner Neil Darish -- he wants to "bring this frontier town into the 21st century" -- and dog musher-turned-farmer Jeremy Keller, who "will fight to protect 'the old way' at any cost."

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