KQED News report from February 17th 1968 at the Oakland Auditorium, featuring excerpts from speeches on Black Power and African American self-determination by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael). These are delivered as part of the Huey P. Newton birthday rally, to protest Newton's arrest and imprisonment in 1967. Al-Amin states that: "Unlike America would have us believe, the greatest problem confronting this country today is not pollution and bad breath. It's black people! ... You see that's just one of the big lies that America tells you and that you go for because you're chumps!" Ture instructs the audience that: "We must first develop an undying love for our people ... an undying love as is personified in brother Huey P. Newton ... If we do not do that, we will be wiped out." Opens with a brief glimpse of Al-Amin, Ture and James Forman on-stage together. It should be noted that Al-Amin was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Forman was the international affairs director of SNCC and the group's former executive secretary and Ture was the former chairman of SNCC, who, during this rally, was appointed as the honorary prime minister of the "Black Nation" (the Oakland-based Black Panther Party (BPP).The magnetic sound recording for this clip has deteriorated and there is minor background distortion throughout.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from c1967 featuring a press conference with Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (then known as H. Rap Brown), who discusses non-violence, self-defense and freedom. He states that: "We have always had a strong position that individuals are given a God-given right to defend themselves. And what's more they're protected within the framework of the law." He also goes on to declare how: "Freedom cannot be given. It's not, y'know, a welfare commodity. Freedom is something that has to be gotten and taken by the people who are oppressed." When one reporter asks Brown: "Do you have any philosphical differences with Mr [Stokely] Carmichael?" Brown replies: "Not that I know of and if I did, I wouldn't tell you."... (more info)
KQED News report from April 1968 featuring a community meeting held at St Agnes Church in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. Includes one man sharing his reflections on the 'Summer of Love' and Peter Coyote explaining that one of the reasons people are moving to Haight-Ashbury is because of low rents: ?Basically these people want the same things out of life as you do ? they want a place to raise children, they want a place to live comfortably.?... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 7th 1969 by Evan White from Redwood High School (Marin County) featuring the suspension of a hair-length rule for athletes, by Tamalpais High School Dictrict's Superintendent Robert Terry. Includes scenes from an interview with Terry, who explains his belief that a widening of the generation gap leads students to feel that some rules are simply irrelevant in today's society.... (more info)
KRON-TV News report from July 5th 1971 at San Francisco Zoo by Art Brown featuring featuring brief scenes of Hanabiko ('Koko') the gorilla, a new arrival who was born on the 4th of July. Also includes views of crowds surrounding the gorilla enclosure and an interview with a Zoo employee. Brown points out that Koko's mother Jacqueline was originally thought to be a male when she arrived at the Zoo and was called Jacob till staff realized their mistake. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
344. HANDICAPPED PHONE: center in Oakland is aimed at the deaf a way to communicate via phone; the deaf person types his message out with the aid of his home set and may call the Library Oakland Museum the set costs seven hundred dollars
403. HARBOR EMERGENCY: the harbor em. will be used as a crisis clinic-starting mon. 8-14-78 it will be called the North East Psychiatric emergency services. It will be multi-lingual and be staffed under contract to Mental Health professionals.
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Pat O'Brien from September 30th 1969, featuring views of State Harbor Police patroling Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Also includes an interview with a Harbor Police officer who explains they want their positions to be re-classified, to secure equal status with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).... (more info)
Scenes from a press conference at San Francisco State College, featuring a statement by Dr Joseph White that: "We are trying to alter the destiny of Higher Education in this country ... and I feel it is about time that the power structure in this country gets off this gun smoke game and comes to grips with the changing order of the times." President S.I. Hayakawa is shown delivering an academic advancement speech from a podium, which is interrupted by Dr Nathan Hare, members of the BSU (including Jerry Varnado) and other faculty who shout: "Down with the puppet!" and clamber on-stage in protest. Hare shouts: "Do you need police at an academic advancement? Why do you need policemen here?" Hayakawa replies: "Because of you Mr. Hare!" before the protesters are arrested and taken away by police. Also see KQN 241 and KT88.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 3rd 1969 in Reno (Nevada) by Barry Tompkins featuring views of antique automobiles at Hurrah's Automobile Collection and an interview with the General Manager Ray Jess, who explains the collection's history.... (more info)
Excerpt of a KPIX-TV special report from August 6th 1978 by Richard Hart in San Francisco featuring scenes from a debate between Harvey Milk and John Briggs, in which they clash over issues relating to Proposition 6 and the rights of gays and lesbians to teach in classrooms. Briggs states early on that: "I care about this country and I care about the family. And I really, sincerely, honestly and truly believe, from the bottom of my heart, that homosexuality is a real threat to the survival of this country." The segment ends with Milk challenging Briggs veracity: "You know you're lying! You know you're changing the statements around ... just like you shifted the money around in your campaigns ... You talk about morality and I question what is your real motive behind it. What is your real ambitions behind this?"... (more info)
Excerpt of a KPIX-TV special report from September 6th 1978 by Richard Hart in San Francisco featuring scenes from a debate between Harvey Milk and John Briggs, in which they clash over issues relating to Proposition 6 and the rights of gays and lesbians to teach in classrooms. Briggs states early on that: "I care about this country and I care about the family. And I really, sincerely, honestly and truly believe, from the bottom of my heart, that homosexuality is a real threat to the survival of this country." The segment ends with Milk challenging Briggs veracity: "You know you're lying! You know you're changing the statements around ... just like you shifted the money around in your campaigns ... You talk about morality and I question what is your real motive behind it. What is your real ambitions behind this?"... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 16th 1978 by Ed Arnow featuring Proposition 13 and the attempt to legalize gambling in San Francisco, which is supported by Supervisor Harvey Milk. When asked why he supports this measure, Milk states: "We need money, we need jobs and people have gambled since the history of mankind. Why not tie the three together?" When Arnow questions Milk about potential sources of oppostion to this idea, Milk predicts it will come: "From the mafia, from the State of Nevada and from the Bible thumpers, who have never complained about the gambling in the churches of the city." Ends with brief views of some men playing cards.
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KPIX's Jay Newburn reports from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, where the vessel Sea Rogue is shown being used to ferry people to and from the occupied island of Alcatraz. Newburn interviews Harvey Wells, who has led a group of American Indians from Los Angeles to support the occupation. Wells declares that: "We're taking our cue from direct action and other movements throughout the world we've observed and we've decided it's time for us to govern the destiny of our people ... We're waiting for the rebirth of a new nation of Indians and the dawning of a new day for our people."... (more info)
KQED News report from April 3rd 1970 at Hastings Law School in San Francisco, featuring interviews with students who claim that their curriculum is unresponsive to the changing social climate and administration, who accept there has been a breakdown of communication between the school and some of its students.... (more info)
Part I of a KQED news report from San Francisco State College, featuring a glimpse of student protesters and riot police in vans on the quad, followed by African American speakers discussing President Hayakawa and Ronald Reagan. Members of the crowd tell reporters the police presence is oppressive. Hayakawa announces the creation of a Black Studies Program at a press conference. Leo McClatchy and J. Fenton McKenna announce the implementation of a program to increase admissions of minority students. Hayakawa says he regrets allowing students the use of sound equipment yesterday. Students are seen outside, listening to Hayakawa's words though loudspeakers. A large crowd shouts: "kill the pigs, right on!" at the junction of 19th Avenue and Holloway.... (more info)
Part II of a KQED news report from San Francisco State College featuring views of protesters marching around campus, including Ron Dellums, Dr. Carlton Goodlett and Jack Alexis. Also includes a press conference with President Hayakawa and Leo McClatchy and a separate conference with Willie Brown and Cecil Williams, who calls Hayakawa a pawn and says he should resign. Riot police are shown encircling angry protesters and making arrests and students are seen throwing rocks at windows in the Science Building.... (more info)
Scenes from a press conference about the recent violence at SF State College featuring President S.I. Hayakawa and Mayor Joseph Alioto followed by a campus report on recent events by KTVU?s Claud Mann. There is a press conference from the AFT who confirms that the labor council have granted them a strike sanction and Hayakawa responds by claiming the AFT have lost control of the picket line and are in fact ?hitchhiking opportunistically? onto the back of the student strike. Ends with views of police making arrests on campus.... (more info)
Part I of a KQED news reoprt from San Francisco State College, where students are seen protesting on campus in front of riot police. Many close up shots of the riot police in action. President Hayakawa holds a press conference. There are views of students and police moving all around the campus and police chase and arrest individuals up on 19th Street. At the press conference, Hayakawa states that Kay Boyle, Professor of English, has not been fired.... (more info)
Part II of a KQED news report from San Francisco State College featuring student protests. A Third World Liberation front spokesman advises students to stay out of class, from a loudspeaker attached to the roof of a car. President Hayakawa is surrounded outside by a crush of students shouting: "on strike, shut it down!" Professor Patrick Gleeson is interviewed, claiming he was denied tenure for supporting the strike. A press conference is held by the Black Students Union, the Third World Liberation Front and the Martin Luther King Liberation School, in order to reinforce the 15 Demands. Black children from the school recite political messages. Ends with views of protesters and riot police moving around campus.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 11th 1979 featuring brief scenes from an interview about the Japanese American internment during World War II, in which a man states his belief that: "I don't think that Senator Hayakawa really understands what the experience was all about because at the time of what was often called the 'evacuation' in 1942, he was a Canadian citizen living in Chicago. He didn't experience the evacuation and he wasn't incarcerated. So I don't think that he really has an understanding of that whole experience."... (more info)
SF State College President S.I. Hayakawa is seen giving a speech about the need to safeguard academic freedom at the California State Chamber of Commerce, followed by a press conference in which he and Governor Ronald Reagan discuss the recent campaign of what they describe as intimidation of students and faculty by protesters at SF State. Ends with Reagan calling for a need to determine which individuals were guilty of violating state laws at SF State during the strike.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report featuring scenes from a dinner reception to promote Samuel I. Hayakawa's bid to be elected as a US Senator, featuring supporters being welcomed by the candidate and an after dinner speech in which he expresses opposition to Proposition 14.... (more info)
There are brief glimpses from SF State College of students in class and riot police on campus, followed by President S. I. Hayakawa inspecting a burnt out classroom. Ends with a large crowd of students chanting: "Power to the people!" and "On strike, shut it down!"... (more info)
San Francisco State College President S.I. Hayakawa is interviewed from the back seat of his car by Claud Mann whilst driving around the city. Hayakawa draws parallels between what he calls "bullying tactics" of campus demonstrators and the National Socialist Party's intimidation of political opposition in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, explaining: You have to counter gangsterism and violence by counter violence, "There's no other way of stopping it, is there?" There are views of angry demonstrations at the University of Colorado at Boulder, including a scene where a riot policeman wrestles and chokes a young woman on a platform, before dragging her away through an angry crowd (c8:52). Hayakawa gives a press conference in which he informs reporters that students from SF State were allegedly involved in the Boulder college riot and expresses a belief that all current student unrest on US college campuses is linked. He is also seen responding to a BSU press conference about the injury of one of their members on campus, in which he refers to their claims of "white racism" on campus as a "shabby argument." Ends with a representative of the Gator newspaper being interviewed about their need for funds to continue printing and Hayakawa's announcement that a student board needs to be established to recommend guidelines for publications, before he'll release any funds to the Gator.... (more info)
KTVU?s Andrea Boggs interviews S.I. Hayakawa at home about his ambition to be made permanent in his role as President of SF State College. He predicts a peaceful Fall semester, claims that his permanent appointment as college President would be good for morale and goes on to address press speculation that he might run for the US Senate. He is seen later in a press conference after the Trustees have indeed confirmed his permanent appointment, reemphasizing his intention to maintain stability at State: ?I remain a liberal ? but I am also an administrator.? There is a brief glimpse of Dr Nathan Hare interrupting Hayakawa?s speech in the McKenna Theater (see KQN 241 and KPIX 37732A) and closes with George Mason Murray?s lawyer describing his client?s religious conversion and conditions of probation to reporters.... (more info)
688. HAYAKAWA MOS: on his statements about poor people not needing gas when it gets more expensive.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 16th 1969 by Pat O'Brien featuring an interview with President of San Francisco State College S.I. Hayakawa, who is asked to reflect on the college's unusually high grade point average in recent semesters. Includes scenes of him speculating on the suspicion that lecturers deliberately assigned higher grades to students during the campus strike, in sympathy with protesters.... (more info)
President S.I. Hayakawa makes an official announcement that the emergency measures he imposed at SF State College to deal with the strike there on January 6th 1969 are rescinded, qualifying his statement with a reminder that: ?Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to incite riot.? Ends with Dr Hawkins of the AFT expressing skepticism about Hayakawa?s claim that he isn?t currently interested in entering politics, suggesting he?s using the high profile student unrest at SF State as a platform to enter into politics.... (more info)
A KQED News report from San Francisco State College featuring a press conference with President Hayakawa in which he discusses the Japanese American community, reflects upon 13 months in office and confirms he has no intention of running for the U.S. Senate. He feels that: "to dedicate oneself to the defense of academic freedom then, when you find yourself in a position to do so, is perhaps the most important thing an educator can do. Therefore I am not going to run for a seat in the United States Senate." He also touches upon the subject of political activism and the Black Studies Department.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from the 1976 at SF State College campus featuring an editorial by Linda Schacht, who describes President S.I. Hayakawa's reaction to press coverage of his policies, followed by a brief glimpse of students occupying a building. Hayakawa is then seen giving a speech about the need for students and the administration to reach a compromise over their current dispute. He attempts to take questions from the audience but is constantly interrupted and shouted down by students, with angry cries of: "Hayakawa war maker!"... (more info)
Dr Willard Carpenter is interviewed by KPIX's Mike Lee at SF State College about his notice of dismissal from President S.I. Hayakawa, claiming it is directly linked to his grading system and membership of the AFT. Hayakawa is seen at a press conference discussing the faculty dismissal notices and denies he had any knowledge of Carpenter's affiliations, followed by a spokesman for the School of Third World Studies declaring to reporters that: "The actions of S.I. Hayakawa and his administration constitute a direct threat against both the school of Third World Studies and more importantly against basic principles of self determination."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 11th 1974 in San Francisco featuring brief scenes of a health center fair being held in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Also includes an interview with a spokesman, who states that: "Hunters Point is an area that has been neglected for far too long ... We need to put some real emphasis ... on ... the lack of adequate health facilities in the Hunters Point Bayview area." Ends with views of trash piled up on wasteland. Please note there was dirt and moisture on the camera lens when this report was originally filmed.
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KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 12th 1968 in Stanford (California) featuring an editorial by Belva Davis, describing how Dr Norman Shumway performed the first heart transplant operation at Stanford Hospital on September 9th. Davis goes on to advise that the patient - Virginia Ash - is going home today.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 5th 1970 in Salinas (Monterey County, CA) featuring views of United Farm Worker members keeping a vigil outside the jail where their leader Cesar Chavez is detained. Also includes scenes of his wife Helen Chavez reading a statement from Cesar to reporters, in which he explains: "I am prepared to pay the price for civil disobedience. I am still very committed; not bitter at all." She goes on to confirm that Cesar is in fine spirits and she's just given him a book about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to read.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 10th 1969 featuring a helicopter crash in Oakland near 7th Avenue. Includes scenes of the wreckage and interviews with the injured pilot and a motorist, who describes being struck by the helicopter and the struggle to free a survivor.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 27th 1970 by Ed Arnow in Bolinas (Marin County), where State Health Department officials have been called in to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis. Features an interview with the only physician in town Dr John Doss, who explains that 12 cases of hepatitis have been confirmed since July, which he suspects was transmitted by a carrier through lagoon water. He goes on to refer to this outbreak amongst the small community of Bolinas as "a disaster" and "an epidemic." Also includes interviews with State Health Department officials. Arnow ends his report by pointing out it is expected to take at least two years before a proposed sewage plant will begin operations.... (more info)
A KRON-TV documentary film tribute titled ?Herb Caen? A Chronicle? from 1997, which looks at the life and work of San Francisco Chronicle columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Herb Caen (1916-1997). Features interviews with: Willie Brown (San Francisco politician); his son Christopher Caen; Caen's assistants Carole Vernier and Jerry Bundson; William German (San Francisco Chronicle Editor); Sue Bierman (San Francisco Supervisor); Rev. Cecil Williams; Bruce Bellingham; Barbara Marino; Strange de Jim and others. Willie Brown chracterizes Caen as being ?never mean spirited? throughout his 58 year career at the San Francisco Chronicle. Begins with an account of how Caen began his successful writing career upon moving to San Francisco in 1936. Continues with a perspective on how Caen's Chronicle column influenced public opinion in San Franicsco on important issues relating to gay civil rights, racism, the Vietnam War and environmental protection. Ends by reflecting on Caen's legacy, which was officially recognized when he won a special Pulitzer Prize on April 19th 1996, for his "extraordinary and continuing contribution as a voice and conscience of his city." Caen was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1995, which began to take a toll on his work. Herb Caen Day was inaugurated on June 14, 1996 with a celebration along the Embarcadero, which he helped preserve 30 years ago by opposing the construction of a freeway. This film was written and produced by Craig Franklin, narrated by Suzanne Shaw and edited by Jim Joy. Catalogued for the web by Anthony Wilson. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 28th 1967 featuring an El Dorado County High School's decision to offer auto-shop classes for young women. Includes views of them working on cars and being interviewed. When asked why they chose to take this class one states that: "When I do get my own car some day, I'll be able to save a lot of bills and stuff by working on it myself." Another jokes that: "Well when you're talkin to your boyfriend you don't have to be so dumb." Note: this report was originally titled "Girl Mechanic" in the KPIX News shot log.... (more info)
KRON-TV documentary film from 1965, narrated by Art Brown, featuring a journey along California State Route 1, from Capistrano Beach (Orange County) along the Pacific coastline up to Leggett in Mendocino County. Includes views of: Laguna Beach; Los Angeles; Malibu; Santa Barbara; Gaviota Tunnel; Pismo Beach; Morro Rock; Morro Bay; San Simeon; Big Sur; Mission Trail; Carmel; Monterey; Half Moon Bay; Golden Gate Park; Presidio; Golden Gate Bridge; Sausalito; Muir Beach; Stinson Beach; Duncans Cove; Fort Ross; Mendocino; Fort Bragg; dune buggies; surfing; abalone fishing; Vandenberg Air force Base and lighthouses. This film was written and produced by Bob Anderson, directed by Vern Louden and edited by Marie Looney. It also opens with a brief introduction by the General Manager of KRON-TV: Harold P. See.... (more info)
1516. HIJACK FOLO/ No footage of actual event. We do aftermath..SJ airport airplane news conf. w cops and flight personnel. Mug shot..v/o parents.. would not talk to us today. Lester will come up to SF to finish the piece.
1567. Hillburton: folo from 6-22-78 we heard from the hospital council of northern CA. which responded to charges--that many local hospitals are not informed or not clear on Hillburton. Tanker Overturn: In Oakland by Hegenberger Rd. the tanker was carrying 46 000 lbs of sugar
KPIX Eyewitness news report from July 8th, 1970 by Belva Davis, featuring a press conference with David Hilliard. Hilliard discusses a delegation of Black Panther Party members, who called themselves the American Peoples' Anti-Imperialist Delegation, that is preparing to travel to Pyongyang, North Korea to represent the movement abroad. Hilliard answers questions from reporters about the trip, and discusses the "beautful example" set by North Korea by expelling imperialists from their country during the Korean War, and mentions that the delegation will include Eldridge Cleaver, who was living in Algiers in exile at the time. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KRON-TV archival newsfilm footage featuring a press conference by Bobby Seale, George Mason Murray, and David Hilliard in Oakland. Hilliard states that the purpose of the press conference is to show support for a 17 year-old student, Gregory Harrison, who is currently being detained at the Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Hilliard claims that Harrison is being held because of his political beliefs, and because he is a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Panther student union. Murray also speaks to reporters about the situation at San Francisco State University, and discusses the Black Students Union. Both Hilliard and Murray call for all "agencies of force" to leave college campuses. Benny Stewart, the president of the Black Students Union at SF State, makes a statement to the press that echoes this point. Also features Bobby Seale who speaks to reporters about the recent shooting in which three policeman were shot, and claims that Mayor Alioto, in conspiracy with the power structure, is attempting to wipe out the leadership of the Black Panther Party. Remastered (from the negative), edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)