KPIX news report from August 31st 1962, featuring brief/silent views of Earl Van Best standing before a judge in San Francisco, for sentencing. Van Best was being tried for the offence of eloping to Reno with 13 year old Judy Chandler. As the couple had originally met in San Francisco, in front of Herbert?s Sherbet Shoppe on 9th and Judah in October of 1961, the media referred to this as 'The Ice Cream Romance'.... (more info)
CBS news report by Barry Peterson from San Francisco on June 12th 1982 featuring the occurance of immune deficiency syndrome in predominantly gay men in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, who typically show symptoms of Kaposi's Sarcoma. Includes scenes of interviews with Bobbi Campbell, Larry Kramer, Dr James Curran and Dr Marcus Conant.
... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report on automated teller machines (ATMs) from January 3rd 1973. Features a woman demonstrating how the ATM (which is referred to as 'The Money Machine') works to dispense money from an Alameda Federal Savings & Loan account. Also includes very brief views from inside the bank.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report with Rollin Post and Mike Lee from October 1st 1969, featuring the after effects of an earthquake in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County, California). Includes views of the damage done to buildings and interviews with residents, Police Chief Melvin 'Dutch' Flohr and a politician, who reflects that these earthquakes are inevitable but Californians still choose not to invest fully in safety precautions.... (more info)
179. EAST BAY MUD CHLORINE: east bay utilities want to get rid of chlorine gas it uses to treat sewage plants. SOF water district general manager-the process is dangerous & harm may people if gases leak accidently.
181. EAST BAY MUD: although the drought has been over (officially) for some time East Bay residents still pay a 15 cent surcharge for each unit of water used; the current rates will be reviewed this October. Williams--file 141145 7-31-78 San Pablo Dam.
Please note: the magnetic soundtrack is partially distorted in places, due to 16mm film warpage. KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 25th 1969 in downtown San Francisco, featuring scenes from an ecology rally.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 10th 1969 by Ben Williams in Sacramento featuring an interview with California's Lieutenant Governor Edwin Reinecke, who explains his idea of using DMV computers to help track vehicles suspected of smuggling drugs. Also includes views of the computers processing information and an editorial by Williams, who points out that shortly after his interview with Reinecke, government officials announced plans to abandon Operation Intercept (which targeted drug trafficking across the border with Mexico).... (more info)
382. ED. DROP: due to drop in student enrollment in Santa Clara Valley there will be cuts in the school system some hi-schools being closed & teachers fired comments SC county supe Dr. Glenn Hoffman.
Excerpt from an Edith Green cooking show for KRON-TV from May 1954, featuring her recipe for California chicken casserole and coffee frosting for creole cake. Also includes scenes of her promoting Captain's Choice frozen products, Swift's Premium Brown 'N Serve sausages, Borden's chocolate Glacier Freeze ice cream and California prunes. When Green demonstrates a variation on decorating the cake frosting, she explains: "That's half the fun of cooking, of just thinking up new ways of putting finishing touches on things ... It just gives you a little bit of a lift each time." The TV Archive would like to thank Donald Green and Dana Polan for donating this 16mm film print to our collection.
... (more info)
KQED News report from May 22nd 1968 featuring an interview with an African American expert on educational and economic deprivation in children from ethnic minorities. He discusses at length how in order for African American children to receive a good education, they must be supported in an environment where both: "Parents and teachers ... are convinced that their young people can learn." He also reflects on the relative merits of racial integration and segregation in schools.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from August 1968 with Carlton Cordell reporting from Oakland on the trial of Huey P. Newton, who stands accused of shooting and killing Officer John Frey in a gun battle on October 28th 1967. Cordell describes how Officer Herbert Haines (shot 3 times during the incident) identified Newton in court. Note that Cordell refers to Haines as "Howard Haines." Also includes an interview with defense lawyer Edward M. Keating (founder of Ramparts magazine), who states it will be proved in court that Newton did not in fact shoot Frey. Cordell also explains that the prosecution are refusing to be interviewed. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
KTVU news report from c1969 featuring an interview with musician and composer Edwin Hawkins, scenes of a DJ playing the Edwin Hawkins Singers arrangement of 'Oh Happy Day', an interview with singer Dorothy Combs Morrison (who was with the Singers but is now going solo) and views of the Edwin Hawkins Singers performing a song, accompanied by Hawkins on piano.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 20th 1969 by Ryan Majors at San Francisco State College featuring views of design students dropping eggs from a building inside various protective casings, to see whether they will break.... (more info)
464. EGG DROP: Students build devices that will protedt an egg from being broken when dropped from a height of 40 feet
KPIX Eyewitness news footage from October 24th, 1973 featuring an interview given by Elaine Brown in which she registers her dissatisfaction with the federal urban aid program Model Cities. Brown says, "there are programs that are detrimental to the community that have been supported essentially by the City [of Oakland] and put upon the people by the City, with very little understanding on the part of the board members." She concludes by saying, "It is very easy to see that the Model Cities Program after three years of operations in the City of Oakland and in West Oakland in particular has done essentially nothing for the people." Please note that this clip was originally listed in the KPIX news crews' log book as "Black Panthers Quit Model Cities." Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from 29th October 1974 featuring brief scenes from a press conference by Elaine Brown, who is running for election to Oakland City Council. She states that: "I definitely feel that that is directly ... or indirectly related to the whole scheme of still attempting to make the [Black Panther] Party look as though we are a group of hoodlums, or thugs or criminals." After Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid murder charges in 1974, Brown became chairperson of the Black Panther Party until 1977. Brown ran (unsuccessfully) for election to Oakland City Council in 1973 and 1975. The TV Archive would like to thank guest-intern Si?n Williams who repaired, remastered, cataloged and edited this newsfilm for the web.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from February 6th, 1970 by Mike Lee, featuring an interview with Elbert "Big Man" Howard, editor of the Black Panther Party newspaper, who answers questions about Eldridge Cleaver's wish to return to America. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
A KPIX-TV compilation reel of newsfilm footage relating to Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver and the Black Panther Party (Oakland Chapter), covering the years 1968-9. Includes scenes of interviews, press conferences and speeches featuring: Eldridge Cleaver; Kathleen Cleaver; Charles Garry and many others. Also views of large crowds listening to Eldridge Cleaver at UC Berkeley and Stanford and of Black Panther members drilling. KPIX Eyewitness News reporters seen on camera include Belva Davis, Ed Arnow and Mike Lee. This screener was authored from a BetaSP video master, sourced from approximately 30 x 16mm magnetic sound newsfilms transferred in 1998. The whereabouts of the newsfilm is currently unknown.... (more info)
Fragment of KRON News footage shot on either February 21st or 22nd in San Francisco featuring a brief interview with Eldridge Cleaver (1935-98) in the street, who had interviewed Betty Shabazz (Malcolm X's widow) at Ramparts Magazine on February 21st. Shabazz was escorted to and from Ramparts that day by armed members of the Black Panther Party and there was a tense confrontation with police as they left Ramparts. The reporter asks Cleaver: "Why were the men who were with Malcolm X's widow armed?" Cleaver replies "For her protection." The reporter follows up by speculating: "Did you think her life was in danger?" and Cleaver says: "We don't feel that her life was in danger, any more than any other black person's life is in danger in America." The reporter continues "Do you think that most black people's lives are in danger?" and Cleaver confirms that: "The record shows that many black people have been murdered outright here in America. And we see nothing to believe that this is going to stop." This 16mm newsfilm was recorded in the original shot-logs as being used in the newscast for February 22nd but may have been shot on February 21st. All the other KRON newsfilm shot on February 21st relating to the Ramparts incident is currently missing.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness footage from August 13th, 1976 featuring a brief shot of Eldridge Cleaver's personal effects packed into several boxes. The clip focuses on the label, which reads, "CLEAVER Legal & Personal Papers and Personal Books, Booking No. 7601457" and shows Kathleen Cleaver supervising their transport. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness footage from August 13th, 1976 featuring Eldridge Cleaver's release from prison on bail. Includes views of Kathleen Cleaver looking on while Eldridge Cleaver gives a press conference in which he says, "when I left the country back in 1968 we were saying that the FBI and CIA in concert with local police agencies were involved in a conspiracy to destroy the Black Panther Party ... I'm very happy that over the years events have proven that we knew what we were talking about." Also features scenes of Eldridge Cleaver's lawyer discussing the upcoming court case, in which he says they will prove Cleaver's innocence. Please note some audio distortion is present. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 4th 1968 at Hilton Hotel in San Francisco featuring brief scenes from a speech by Elijah Turner, who reflects on the killing of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis (TN). He asks: "Maybe I should be somewhere mourning with my brothers ... because they have lost an individual who meant greatly to us in our lives."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from 23rd of August 1972 featuring a press conference in which Elizabeth McDonald discusses her attempt to get an appointment to interview for J.C. Penny's management trainee program. After being told that they only want men to apply McDonald explains that she re-applied using her brother's name: "Well I don't have a brother, I gave her my qualifications and showed up at 3 o'clock on the afternoon in my mini-skirt and I said hi, I'm Edward G. McDonald, I'm here for my appointment." The TV Archive would like to thank guest-intern Si?n Williams who repaired, remastered, catalogued and edited this newsfilm for the web.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 25th 1972 in San Francisco featuring an interview with Eloise Westbrook in which she explains that the Bayview Hunters Point community have been directly involved in all decisions relating to their new housing development program. She emphasizes that: "I don't think there's another urban renewal that works like the way Hunters Point works." Also includes views of the Jackie Robinson Square development at Bayview Hunters Point.... (more info)
784. EMERGENCY: It doesn?t look like the sit-in at Allemany Hospital will end the sit-in has been going for 31 days -- in protest to SF officials closing 3 emergency stations: Allemany Park and Harbor.
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Mike Lee from October 3rd 1969 in San Quentin State Prison (Marin County, California), featuring the work of the Empleo group to educate Chicano inmates. Includes views of inmates working in a sheet metal shop and scenes from Empleo committee meetings.... (more info)
KPIX Action Line report from October 16th 1969 by Helen Bentley in San Francisco featuring an interview with a spokesman for the 7 Step organization, which helps to find jobs for ex prison convicts in the Bay Area.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 18th 1969 by Ben Williams featuring an interview with a 'survivor' of the "Hunger Show" starve-in, in which around 170 people starved themselves for one week to illustrate how overpopulation is putting a strain on global resources.... (more info)
KRON News footage from October 4th 1966 featuring scenes from a press conference about employment discrimination. Also includes interviews with local youths, who explain that earning $1.35 per hour isn't enough to make a living.... (more info)
1013. ERIN : Petaluma girl asks us for tickets to Elton John and get them from KFRC . We interview her and her friends. She is victim of August firebombing. She will get tickets from KFRC at 630 pm here at PIX.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 2nd 1970 by Mike Lee and Ben Williams featuring the first San Francisco Erotic Film Festival. Includes scenes of people arriving at the Presidio Theater for a premiere, Hibiscus and Tahara from The Cockettes singing 'By a Waterfall' and interviews with organizers and Supervisor Dianne Feinstein, who states: "The thing that I regret ... is that this whole field is jeopardized right now because of the irresponsibility of certain money hungry people ... who are capitalizing on sickness to sell their very depraved wares."... (more info)
1030. EROTIC II: Wrapped story The Museum of erotic Art will close due to follows number 13...but not too close.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 6th 1970 by Ed Arnow in Salinas (Monterey County, CA) featuring a visit by Ethel Kennedy to support civil rights activist Cesar Ch?vez, who is being held in jail. Includes scenes of Ch?vez supporters and Teamster union members shouting and waving banners (the Teamsters yell "Ethel go home!"), of a priest speaking to crowds holding a vigil for Ch?vez and of Kennedy greeting people with Dolores Huerta, before being hurried into the jail.... (more info)
KQED News report from July 9th 1973 featuring the growth of and attitude towards the gay community in San Francisco's Eureka Valley Neighborhood, especially in the Castro district. Includes street scenes along Castro Street, interviews with gay and straight residents and silent rooftop views of the neighborhood. As the reporter puts it in an editorial to camera: "Residents have discovered that almost overnight their neighborhood has become San Francisco's new gay Mecca."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from June 19th, 1969 featuring David Hilliard, Bobby Seale and Black Panther Party lawyer Charles Garry, who discuss the criteria for expulsion from the Black Panther Party. According to Garry, grounds for expulsion include, "getting involved in individual acts of terrorism, armed robbery, burglary, any other form of thievery." Concludes with Seale discussing a recent expulsion, labeling the man in question as "a liar, an agent, etc. ... The man was expelled from the party because he took part in a robbery that the Black Panther Party had nothing to do with." Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)