Pacifica Community Television, 2002; James Torlakson was interviewed in his studio by Sparky Parker, host of Breakers (a program on surfing and surfers). This television interview focused on his relationship to surfing and the sea and its influence on his artwork. Episode, Breakers #17, airs periodically on Pacifica Community Television.
Pacifica Community Television, 1998; 15 minute video, ROCKAWAY BEACH-the lighter side of El Niño, filmed and produced by James Torlakson; featuring spectators and surfers playing with huge storm surf.
Pacifica Community Television, 1994; 1/2 hour program interviewing James Torlakson featuring images relating to the design and development of the 1994 FOG FESTIVAL poster.
KQED, San Francisco, 1988; A short appearance by James Torlakson discussing his art work donated for auction.
KQED, San Francisco, 1985; A short program featuring James Torlakson working in his studio, images of art works, and slides revealing development of watercolors and etchings.
Pacifica Community Television, 1985; A 1/2 hour program interviewing James Torlakson and featuring images of his art works and slides revealing the development of art works.
ABC Sunday Night National News, 1981; An interview with Torlakson relating to his art works reproduced on full scale billboards as part of a promotion for The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.