This thread sure got off topic, but I'll roll with it.
Is this what you are referring to? You said video, so maybe not - but it's an interesting interview none the less:
an interesting not is that the interviewer was involved in the Stevens Pass avalanche last year, before the interview took place.
I don't believe anyone could actually be an advocate for skiing in the backcountry without the minimum (beacon, shovel, probe), even if it can give you a false sense of security. I mean, no person in their right mind would say "I choose not to wear a helmet, because when I put it on I try things that are too hard and hurt myself." The logic is flawed.
Skiing in the backcountry without avy gear is like going all in blind while playing poker. Sure, you might win the odd time, but one bad hand and you're done.
Or something like that.