KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 6th 1969 by Ben Williams, featuring views of a Supervisors meeting about whether to approve the song 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' as the city's official anthem. Also includes scenes of Williams interviewing George Cory and Douglass Cross, who originally co-wrote the song in 1954.... (more info)
KPIX-TV documentary film from 1966 about the American community organizer and writer Saul Alinsky. Features extended interviews with Alinksy at his home in Carmel, California on wide ranging issues such as poverty, injustice, his Industrial Areas Foundation and U.S. policy in Vietnam. This film was produced by Caryl Coleman and directed by Dick Williams. Commentary is provided by John H. Bunzel, of San Francisco State College.... (more info)
11. I- HOTEL: is coming down v/o wirjers are taking down partitions that once sealed the windows and doors.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 24th 1973 featuring Ed Arnow interviewing hitchhikers by the side of the road, on what they think about an official I.D. system for hitchhiking. One young man seems bemused and after pausing for several seconds replies: "I don't have to worry about stuff like that. The Lord does it for me." Please note: audio levels are distorted in parts of this film, due to film warpage.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from the IBM facility in San Jose, California, on September 5th 1978. Includes a brief interview with an IBM spokesman, who discusses Japanese competition in the computer industry. Also features views of circuit boards and computers being manufactured by employees at IBM.... (more info)
Views of students picketing along 19th Avenue at SF State College are followed by an interview with a representative of the ILWU, who explains they are demonstrating on campus in support of the AFT. Also features a press conference by social activist Julian Bond, who is in the Bay Area to attend a banquet in San Jose for black Olympic athletes. He is asked by the press to comment on the violence at SF State and the Black Studies Program there. Includes good shots of 16mm camera crews filming Bond.... (more info)
KPIX-TV documentary film from c1966 examining the changing image of the Episcopal Church in California and focussing on how: "The Church in Ignacio [Marin County, California] offers tangible evidence of a changing Christian self awareness." Includes interviews with Bishop James A. Pike and Rev Charles Gompertz who explain their conviction that in order to be relevant in modern American society, the church must actively serve its local community. Also includes views of Vince Guaraldi's choral Eucharist being played and scenes of worship and socializing in the church. This film was produced and directed by Merle Ellis and narrated by John Caple, with music by Vince Guaraldi.... (more info)
KPIX news report from January 15th 1970 featuring excerpts from two press conferences, in which an American Indian spokesman declares, in regard to negotiations with the Federal government, that: "We're going to have to sit down with somebody and tell them what we want. But when we do this, we want them to do something about it." Ends with a government representative explaining their official criteria to determine a failure to report "welfare fraud."... (more info)
KPIX news report from Pier 40 in San Francisco about a group of American Indians who are fighting to retain fishing rights, on October 12th 1970. Ed Arnow interviews Al Bridges who explains they are selling their fish in San Francisco to help support a camp in Washington state and to provide funds for the American Indian Association. Bridges also states: "What we want is to ... regain and retain our treaty rights." Features scenes of locals purchasing fish from the Indians.... (more info)
KPIX's Ben Williams reports from an army communications camp seven miles West of Davis on November 4th 1970, where a group of American Indians is continuing its recent occupation of land. An Indian spokesman confirms there has been no official reaction yet to their presence and agrees with the assessment of a reporter who comments: "It's been a pretty friendly take over so far."... (more info)
KPIX news report from Alcatraz on 10th November 1969, where a group of American Indians have just spent a night staking their claim to ownership of the island. They are interviewed and a young man describes his experience of touring the derelict prison facility, declaring: ?This is a monument of a sick society. It?s really sick. People have to be sick to put up something like this!? Another agrees with him, continuing: ?We?re going to change it into its opposite ? a monument to Indian people.? There are views of reporters and federal authorities walking around the island and then gathering to witness Richard Oakes reading a proclamation to federal official Mr Hammon: ?We the Native Americans reclaim this land known as Alcatraz Island in the name of all American Indians by right of discovery. We wish to be fair and honorable in our dealings with the Caucasian inhabitants of this land and hereby offer the following treaty. We will purchase said Alcatraz Island for $24 and glass beads and red cloth, a precedent set by the white man?s purchase of a similar island about 300 years ago.? After listening to Oakes, Hammon offers everyone a lift back to the mainland, which they accept.... (more info)
320. INDIAN PROTEST: in Santa Cruz they say a new condominium site is on an old burial ground... v/o cleared construction site.
KPIX news report from a press conference outside the Mission Area Community Action Center in San Francisco, on December 15th 1969. A spokesman points out, in support of the occupation of Alcatraz, that: "The American people likes a problem which it can solve as easily as it can by letting the Indians have a piece of land which we haven't known any particular good use for anyway." Ends with another activist contending that the Federal government should be happy to turn over surplus land to the Indians, for the purpose of education and vocational training.... (more info)
KPIX news report from an army communications camp 7 miles west of Davis on April 2nd 1971, opening with a brief glimpse of American Indians using a ladder to climb over a security gate. Mike Lee interviews an Indian spokeman who reflects that a: "Society that has systematically set out to destroy our ways is only now coming to understand our people and our relationship with all living things." Features scenes from a peace pipe and land deed ceremonies, as the land is signed over for the establishment of DQ University. Also includes views of life in the temporary camp established by occupying Indians. Lee sums up the overall mood by referring to a quote from Victor Hugo, written on the official ceremonial program: "Nothing can withstand the force of an idea whose time has come."... (more info)
KPIX news report opening with a brief glimpse of American Indians - including Richard Oakes - meeting with representatives at the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), on March 23rd 1970. KPIX's Jay Newburn interviews activist Harvey Wells who claims that they represent a united Indian nation, who want recognition as one "nationalistic body," so they may govern their own affairs. He goes on to declare: "We want to industrialize the reservations and have our people pushed into professional careers and management positions ... so that economically we can rise as individuals also."... (more info)
KPIX's Ben Williams reports from an army communications camp seven miles West of Davis on November 3rd 1970, where a group of American Indians have just initiated an occupation. Williams explains they are invoking the same 1868 treaty rights that the Indians on Alcatraz cited as legal grounds to claim surplus government land. He also interviews a spokesman for the group who declares: "We feel that we could use it [the land] for a better purpose ... than UC Davis would for their rice paddies and their monkey center." Ends with reporters trying to interview a reluctant army Colonel, as he assesses the developing situation.... (more info)
KPIX news report from a Nike missile site in San Pablo on June 14th 1971, where American Indian activists have just initiated another occupation of land, following their removal from Alcatraz. Features inteviews with a local law enforcement officer and Indian spokesman John Trudell, who informs the press: "This is happening because the government did what they did on Alcatraz. We haven't forgotten. If the government would've made some kind of honorable settlement there and wouldn't have lied to us, this wouldn't be necessary here right now."... (more info)
KPIX's Belva Davis reports from Alcatraz on June 11th 1971, where American Indian activists have just been removed from the island by armed Federal authorities. Includes extensive views of Alcatraz, a press conference held by Federal representatives and interviews with the Indians, who describe first hand accounts of their arrest. When asked by a reporter to verify if the government's claim they were forced to intervene because of the theft of copper wire and to repair the lighthouse is true, John Trudell replies: "We were negotiating with the government on the quiet and the meetings started April 13th of this year. And they guaranteed us during these meetings that there would be no arrests and no one would be taken off the island ... until negotiations were completed. And they broke their word on it." Also includes brief scenes of Yvonne Oakes (Richard Oakes's step daughter) climbing on a concrete wall. She died after a fall on the island, in January 1970.... (more info)
KPIX's Belva Davis reports from Alcatraz on June 11th 1971, where American Indian activists have just been removed from the island by armed Federal authorities. Includes views of the island and of activists under protective custody being escorted off a bus in the city. A government representative justifies their actions by stating the occupation: "Was an intolerable situation that could not go on indefinitely." At a separate meeting Indian spokesman John Trudell argues: "The significant thing that's been accomplished by Alcatraz is ... we never sold ourselves out. We never compromised. We went for the whole cup cake ... We're bringing people to our side. There's a lotta Indians aren't gonna like this." When asked by a reporter if the Indians will now finally accept "defeat," Trudell laughs and exclaims: "Defeat! No man, there's no such thing as defeat. You know. When they start kickin you around you just gotta learn to bandage up the bruises and stand up again. They didn't beat us."... (more info)
KPIX news report from a press conference held on September 4th 1970, in which a reporter poses the question to DHEW Regional Director Robert Coop: "Do you think you can solve the problems of the Bay Area Indians and leave out the problem of Alcatraz?" Coop replies: "I think Alcatraz is a national situation ... And if we get involved in that kind of a question, we're not going to be able to respond to the problems that they've got today on Mission Street or anywhere else." There are also views of an agreement being signed.... (more info)
391. INDIANS: a moratorium on salmon fishing along the Klamath River has not stopped American Indians from fishing; Federal agents were sent to the river to protect it; Used file 138239--all of it 1977
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Pat O'Brien from August 8th 1970 at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael featuring a press conference by Inspector Ron Retana, who discusses the sequence of events during yesterday's shootout between Black Panthers, San Quentin prisoners and Sheriff deputies.... (more info)
KQED News report from the Bay Area on February 26th 1971, featuring the 'Black House' school project and examining the issue of positive discrimination within the education system by African Americans. Opens with extended scenes of children riding on school buses and being asked by a reporter what they learned today in class. Followed by an interview with an African American educator who describes the "psychological roadblocks" that his students have to deal with, explaining: "There's no way of getting around the effect that this negative image a lot of black students have of themselves has on their willingness or ability to deal with basic skills like reading, writing, talking and thinking." Ends with interviews of African American mothers, who describe how their children have responded to the Black House teaching program.... (more info)
KRON-TV special report from 1963, narrated by Craig Jordan, looking at the issue of racial integration in San Francisco, which is referred to as: "A place where integration is a principle but frequently not a fact." Includes views of a 12,000 strong civil rights demonstration and march down Market Street on May 26th 1963. Also features interviews with: Everett Brandon (the Bay Area's first African American stock broker); employees of the Levi Strauss company, which actively supports integration; Harry Bridges (President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union); residents and manager of the St Francis Square community apartments and Richard Bowers (retired Army Major and Assistant Department Manager at Levi Strauss). This film was written and produced by Bob Anderson and directed by Dick Berendt. It opens with a brief introduction by the General Manager of KRON-TV: Harold P. See.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news footage from October 28th, 1974 featuring brief views of 62nd Avenue and 14th Street in Oakland outside the Intercommunal Youth Institute. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX's Ben Williams reports from Alcatraz Island on 29th November 1969, where support for the American indian occupation continues to grow. Features views of Fisherman's Wharf and also short interviews with Harvey Wells and Mrs Hart. Williams ends with a summary to camera: "The Indian invaders of Alcatraz are convinced their conquest is not a temporary one. Long range planning strategy is already being made and spokesmen say they're taking each day as it comes ... They say the next move is up to the American government."... (more info)
557. Intergration: Federal Judge Weigle dismissed the de-segregation order of 1971 - the school district seeking a modification on the order so they may carry out the SF re-design plan; good v/o kids in school; schools kids walking to school
Please note: this clip ends with a sequence of original dialogue and a freeze frame from the report. This was done to compensate for a badly damaged picture. KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 7th 1977 in Hollister (San Benito County, California) featuring brief scenes from an interview with a teacher, who reflects on controversy surrounding comments by a history teacher John Buchanan, about the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor in 1942.
This 16mm newsfilm had been marked by the TV station as featuring an interview with Dr Kenneth Casanega. We'd like to thank his son David for contacting us to point out this is incorrect. The man being interviewed remains unidentified.... (more info)
KQED News report from August 20th 1970 in San Francisco's Union Square, featuring a brief interview with a woman who expresses her belief in the need for gender equality and describes how she was denied an apprenticeship based solely on her sex.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 21st 1969 by Don Knapp featuring a brief interview with a spokesman for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), who discusses attempts to change the educational system in San Francisco.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from April 30th 1969 by Barry Tompkins featuring an interview with coach Alex Hannum of the Oakland Oaks Basketball team. He discusses new rookie signings, the playing status of Rick Barry and says they feel optimistic about being in a championship series.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report taken sometime after May 3rd, 1967 featuring an interview with Assemblyman Don Mulford, who discusses the inadequacy of current laws with regard to groups of armed individuals. Mulford talks about the two elements of the legislation he is proposing (what would become the Mulford Act, passed in 1967) and claims his point of view "has nothing to do with any racial incident." Also see KPIX 31184 and 31203. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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KPIX footage taken after May 3rd, 1967 featuring and interview with Black Panthers legal counselor Larry Carlton(?), who responds to questions about the recent charges of conspiracy filed against his clients after members of the Black Panthers carried guns into the California State Capitol in Sacramento, calling the act "a civil rights protest." Ends with silent views of Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton standing in the lobby of a building. Also see KPIX 31184 an 31176. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from February 25th, 1968, featuring a police press conference announcing that Bobby Seale and his wife Artie have been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit murder. Also includes an interview with Bobby Seale in which he denies all the charges against him and calls them "erroneous." During the interview Seale briefly discusses Huey P. Newton's upcoming court case, saying, "I feel that they just don't want Huey to have a fair trial." Note that some audio distortion is present. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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KPIX Eyewitness news report from February 26th, 1968 featuring an interview with Bobby Seale and Black Panther Party lawyer Charles Garry, who discuss Huey P. Newton's mounting bail fees and the charges recently brought against Bobby Seale. Garry says, "I believe that this is an effort on the part of the police department in Oakland and Berkeley working conjunctively to prevent and poison the atmosphere for Huey's defense." Also features footage of a rally for Huey P. Newton where Bobby Seale says, "...we're talking about self-defense against the pigs shooting us, but what about self-defense against them railroading us in jail and breaking in our homes...?" Seale continues to say that this will require new tactics and "aggressive political consequences." The clip concludes with a speech given by Stokley Carmichael in which he says, "One loses a bit of manhood with every stale compromise to the authority of any power in which one does not believe. No slave should die a natural death." See also KPIX 34753 and 34748. Note that some audio distortion is present. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from March 15th 1971 by Belva Davis, featuring an interview with Rev. A Cecil Williams of Glide Church. Williams comments on his exuberant style and affinity with radicalism, the need for social change and attitudes towards worship. Also includes scenes from a joyful service at Glide Church, from Christmas Day 1970.... (more info)
606. Interview with Charles Schulz Peanuts creator
KPIX Eyewitness report from October 17th 1968 by Barry Tompkins featuring a trackside interview with 800m Olympic athlete Doris Brown, at the U.S. Olympic team's Echo Lake training camp (Eldorado County, CA). She discusses the benefits of training at altitude, her chances in the 800m race (and those of her team mate Madeline Manning) and her daily training schedule. It should be noted that Manning won the women's 800m gold medal at the 1968 Mexico summer Olympics and Brown finished fifth. Brown (born Doris Severtson) was five time world cross country champion from 1967-72 and is a former world record holder at 3000m and 2 miles. She was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1990.... (more info)
Dr Nathan Hare is interviewed about the Black Today Symposium and explains his belief that a certain amount of debate must precede any kind of civil action. He emphasizes how the student protests are focused on establishing a formal Black Studies Program at SF State College, describing this endeavor as: "The greatest and last hope to solve the educational problems of the black race in this country."... (more info)
KPIX feature report from 1966 by Jim Anderson from Bodega Bay, featuring an interview with Dr. Cadet Hand (1920-2006), director of the recently opened Bodega Marine Laboratory. Dr. Hand emphasises how the West Coast's waters produce a highly oxygenated habitat for flora and fauna and goes on to discuss barnacles, sea anemones and a mussel ban (due to toxic plankton). Ends with silent views of Dr. Hand beachcombing along the inlets of Bodega Bay.... (more info)
Please note: there were technical problems with both sound & exposure levels on the original 16mm film. KPIX Eyewitness News report from November 21st 1967 by Dave Valentine in Oakland featuring an interview with roller derby star Earlene Brown (1935-83), who is visiting with the New York Bombers. When asked to describe roller derby's attraction, she explains that: "I think this is what the public wants. They want to see blood and thunder all over the place! They'd love to see my neck broke." She goes onto demonstrate some of her blocking moves with the reporter and at one point exclaims: "What you runnin for, I haven't hit you yet!"... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 15th 1970 by Ben Williams featuring an interview with attorney Fay Stender (1932-1980), who describes a police raid on a house at 18th Street and Missouri in San Francisco. This incident is presumed to be connected with the Soledad Brothers/Angela Davis case and the Black Panther Party.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from July 18th 1968 featuring an interview with figure skater Peggy Fleming, who in February was the only U.S. gold medal winner at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics. She discusses her dedication to training, skating with Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies and working on a TV special for NBC which is scheduled to air in December. Also includes views of her training on the ice with the Follies.... (more info)
KTVU News report by Carlton Cordell from c1967 in San Francisco featuring an interview with Executive Director of the Bayview Community Center Harold Brooks. He is asked to reflect on what progess has been made one year after the neighborhood's social uprising in October 1966 and states: "Well above the efforts of the people in the community themselves ? the only thing that has happened is a lot of talk and a minimum of positive action." He goes on to point out that: "The building [the community center] is in very bad shape because most of the equipment and things was damaged in the disturbance and very little of it has been replaced since that time." When Cordell asks about the jobs that were supposedly created after the social uprising, Brooks declares that: "Most of those jobs were meaningless because there was no preparation for the young people. The employers didn't understand them and the young people were trying to adjust to a new situation." Ends with silent views shot inside the community center.
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KPIX Eyewitness news report by Ben Williams from September 1968 featuring an interview with Huey P. Newton from his jail cell. Newton claims he hasn't received a fair trial, and that the court precedings so far have reflected the racist attitude of the power structure at large. Newton also talks about his future, including a political campaign for the 7th congressional district. Also includes views of people holding a vigil for Huey P. Newton, and shots of a man waving a flag outside the Alameda County Courthouse with the words "Free Huey" painted on it. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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KQED News report from June 5th 1978 in San Francisco featuring a brief interview with an Iranian demonstrator, who explains they are protesting against the Shah of Iran and US support for his regime.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 20th 1970 featuring an interview with U.S. attorney Jerrold M. Ladar (1933-2008), who discusses his unlawful flight process application for Angela Davis. He also refers to affadavits on the possible movements of Davis, with regard to the Soledad Brothers case.... (more info)
KQED news report from Fisherman?s Wharf in San Francisco on August 14th 1970 featuring an interview with John Trudell, who discusses the current lack of water and sanitation on Alcatraz. He also tries to explain the moral and political reasons why American Indians continue to occupy the island, in defiance of Federal paternalism. ?We?re concerned about ? people on the reservations that, that are being forced to assimilate or die out. We?re worried about things like our language and culture. We want this on our own terms ? It?s part of us.?... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 13th 1971 by Rollin Post in Martinez (Contra Costa County, CA) featuring an interview with Judge Richard E. Arnason, who has just been chosen to preside over the Angela Davis trial. When asked by Post to describe himself, Arnason replies that: "Self analysis has never been very productive for anybody and I'm not going to do it now." He is eager to begin his work on this trial, in fact: "I always have looked forward, every day I hit the courthouse steps. And no matter what the case is, I've never had a case that I didn't like."... (more info)
KTVU News report from November 1968 by Claud Mann in San Francisco, featuring an interview with Luci Baines Johnson (President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter). She discusses the return of her husband Patrick Nugent from 7 months of active military service, living with secret service protection and campaigning for Humbert Humphrey in the 1968 Presidential election (which he lost to Richard Nixon).
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KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 21st 1967 by Jim Anderson in San Francisco, on the corner of California and Powell Streets. Features an interview with pioneering African American filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, who remembers his time as a grip man on a cable car (he wrote a book about it called 'The Big Heart') and goes on to recollect his early development as a film director in the USA and in Europe. He reflects that in Europe: "You don't have an iron ... wall against negro talent there." Melvin was gracious enough to explain to the TV Archive (on 4/26/2011) that he was in San Francisco in October '67 as a French delegate to the San Francisco International Film Festival. The festival was showing his film 'The Story of a Three Day Pass', which was released in 1968. Also includes silent views of people riding cable cars past the intersection.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 5th 1969 featuring an interview with a minister, who discusses his most recent sermon on the urban crises faced by modern society and the church's readiness to be flexible in meeting these challenges.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from December 4th 1967 featuring an interview with comedian and actor Mort Sahl in a theatre building, who shares his opinions about the current U.S.political climate, in relation to the Vietnam War: "I don't think there are that many people unhappy with it [Vietnam War]. If there were, it would change becuase this is a democracy. So it isn't that Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater stole - y'know appropriated - the sceptre of power. They reflect the cynicism and the lack of participation in the electorate. Ronald Reagan is a symptom; he's not really a villain." Sahl also discusses issues delaying the opening of a show he's working on. The reporter closes by asking him: "Mort, are you really a bad guy?" With laughter overheard in the background, Sahl replies: "By definition? ... All I am is a Western Union Messenger. And sometimes there's bad news in the wire. But that's not my fault. I only work at the office."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 12th 1973 by Pat O'Brien at San Hose City Hall featuring an interview with Mayor Norman Mineta, who explains that three Japanese companies are interested in establishing offices in San Jose. Also includes brief scenes from a meeting in the City Hall.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from May 19th, 1967 by Don McGaffin featuring an interview with Senator Mervyn M. Dymally who answers questions about recent civil unrest and race relations at a community event in Sacramento, CA. Includes silent footage of a dinner at the event. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from January 28th 1972 featuring an interview with new San Francisco Giants baseball pitcher Sam McDowell (nicknamed "Sudden Sam" for his deceptive fastball), who was traded from the Cleveland Indians in November 1971. He discusses leaving Cleveland, making adjustments to National League rules and says he wants to bring home a World Series at San Francisco.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 6th 1969 featuring an interview with Verne Orr (Director of California's Department of Motor Vehicles), who explains why they will be issuing a new style of license plates (blue instead of black) for all new cars purchased in California. Ends with views of these new license plates being manufactured at a factory.... (more info)
KQED news report from Alcatraz Island on November 26th 1969, featuring interviews with Dennis Turner, Al Miller and Aubrey Grossman and excerpts of everyday life there. There is also an episode by the dock in which a U.S. Coastguard boat intercepts a vessel full of protesters, including a brief scuffle.... (more info)
KQED news report from a Nike missile site in San Pablo on June 15th 1971, where American Indian activists have just initiated another occupation of land, following their removal from Alcatraz. Features interviews with John Trudell and a local law enforcement officer. Also includes a brief tour of the Indian's living conditions in occupied buildings and views of a demonstration in downtown San Francisco.... (more info)
KPIX news report from December 1st 1988 covering Mayor Art Agnos's visit to San Francisco General Hospital on World AIDS Day. Features scenes of him talking with AIDS patients and staff. Also includes interviews with nurses Robin Kaiser and Diane Jones.... (more info)
A KQED news report from Alcatraz featuring the American Indian occupation of the island, on November 24th 1969. Includes interviews with Dennis Turner, Richard Oakes and LaNada Means. Oakes confirms there there is no outbreak of hepatitis amongst the population and Turner states they're determined to remain there for 10 years if necessary, to defend their property rights. When LaNada Means is asked by a reporter if their protest has any connection with the Third World Liberation Front she replies: "Well, this is a Native American struggle." She describes the occupation as an attempt to make the federal government honor the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie and claims the failure of Walter Hickel (Secretary of the Interior) to respond to their November 20th proclamation was expected. She also points out that whilst living conditions for the protesters are very basic, this is in fact: "Average for an Indian way of life anyway. Now, I mean today."... (more info)
A short film by KPIX-TV's Emmy Award winning producer Dave Stoelk, from August 2011, introducing the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive's work to preserve local news and documentary film. Includes various clips of archival footage shot in the Bay Area and views of old film and video being inspected, repaired and tranferred at the archive. Also features scenes of reporter Brian Hackney interviewing SF State University's film archivist Alex Cherian, who explains that all of this footage may be viewed online for free in the virtual archive (DIVA). He goes on to contend that: "History isn't just written by historians. History is a collective memory ... what we're doing is giving people the opportunity to contribute to the history of the Bay Area. It's their heritage ... and if we don't do this work, these images will be lost." The TV Archive would like to thank KPIX-TV and Eye on the Bay for their ongoing support.
The TV Archive is an officially registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations to support our work are welcome and fully tax deductible. If you want to help save the Bay Area's history on film please contact Alex Cherian (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 415-817-4261).... (more info)
KQED News report from October 15th 1971 in San Francisco featuring scenes from a large demonstration by Iranians, protesting against the Shah of Iran and his regime's celebration of the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. Includes views of angry protesters marching, making speeches and an interview with a woman, who feels that Iran should be funding basic social welfare programs rather than expensive celebrations.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 21st 1969 by Belva Davis at the Iranian Consulate in San Francisco, featuring scenes of students protesting against the Shah of Iran and clashing with riot police in the street. Also includes Davis interviewing a student protester and a police spokesman about the incident.... (more info)
Please note: visible picture defects can be seen on the right hand side of the screen throughout, which were caused by a technical fault during the film printing process. KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 17th 1969 featuring a press conference by Irene Hickman, in which she argues the need for property tax reform in California.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from May 22nd, 1972 featuring a press conference given by Black Panther lawyer Charles Garry in which he announces that the Internal Revenue Service is threatening to indict David Hilliard and his wife Patricia Hilliard for handling funds belonging to the Black Panther Party. Garry claims that this is an attempt to take operational funds away from the Party. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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779. IRS: citizens have 1 week to file state & federal tazes/ lines property tax office
KPIX-TV cooking program, produced in San Francisco by Richard Dinsmore, featuring scenes of Elena Zelayeta and her son Billy demonstrating how to prepare a pickled tuna recipe using 'fresherator' cookware products. This program was filmed by Willat and Diner to air in the Los Angeles area and was written by Jean Welke. It is of note that Elena was blind and had strings attached to her ankles on-set. There were two cameras filming her and when she needed to turn from one camera to another, someone would tug on the appropriate string to let her know (S.F. Examiner, 2/3/1953).... (more info)