KRON-TV silent archival newsfilm footage of a vigil in support of Eldridge Cleaver that took place outside the Cleavers' home on 2777 Pine Street in San Francisco on November 20th, 1968. Demonstrators display signs that read, "On watch against murder by police" and "Eldridge creates love and brotherhood among all peoples / Hands off Eldridge!" For additional footage of the Cleaver vigil please see also report reference number KRON 136-2. Also features archival newsfilm footage from the State Building in San Francisco on November 27th, 1968 featuring a press conference given by Black Panther Party lawyer Charles Garry and Kathleen Cleaver upon Eldridge Cleaver's failure to make a court appearance. Garry and Mrs. Cleaver answer reporters questions about the case, and upon being asked whether Mr. Garry would like to make a plea for Mr. Cleaver to turn himself in, Garry replies: "No I won't make any plea. My relationship with Eldridge and the Panthers has been that I carry out my legal responsibilities and they carry out their political responsibilities. I don't superimpose my white background to tell a black militant how he should conduct himself or comport himself. That's not my prerogative. These men and women are responsible. They have intelligence far beyond my own comprehension about the problems they're faced with and they make their own decisions. They make their own decisions and their own counseling and they don't need my advice." Also features an interview with Phil Guthrie, the Information Officer for the Department of Corrections, who announces that he has instructions to continue waiting for Mr. Cleaver for no more than an hour, after which an All Points bulletin will be issued for Mr. Cleaver, thereby officially making him fugitive. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from August 24th 1972 featuring scenes from a press conference in Los Angeles by Kathleen Cleaver, who has returned to the U.S. from Algeria to testify in the trial of Black Panther Geronimo Pratt. Here she is addressing the status of her husband Eldrige Cleaver as a fugitive and explains that: "The reason I have come back to this country at this time primarily was to begin ... initiating a political and legal campaign to have Eldridge Cleaver returned to this country." Cleaver points out that whilst her husband will agree to stand trial in Alameda County for his part in a 1968 shoot-out with Oakland P.D., he is not willing to return to prison as a parole violator (as the state has demanded). She also goes on to advise that Eldridge has been receiving death threats. 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)
Caution: this clip contains strong racial insults. KRON-TV archival newsfilm footage of an appearance by Kathleen Cleaver at the University of California Berkeley after her husband (Eldridge Cleaver) failed to show up for a guest lecture he was scheduled to give there. Although she does not address her husband's absence, Mrs. Cleaver makes a brief speech in which she maintains her husband's innocence and thanks the students and faculty for their continued support. After her speech the students, many of whom raise their fists in solidarity, give her a standing ovation. Contains establishing shots of the UC Berkeley campus and views of students filing into Dwinelle Hall and waiting for Eldridge Cleaver to appear. The clip opens with footage of a vigil in support of Eldridge Cleaver that took place outside the Cleavers' home on 2777 Pine Street in San Francisco on November 27th, 1968. This footage features an interview with Bobby Seale, who is asked to react to a recent decision by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to reject Eldridge Cleaver's appeal to have his bail revoked. Seale says, "I can react to any boot licking Uncle Tom who has been placed in the Supreme Court." Seale continues to say that Marshall is "used by the power structure to trick black people" and continues to quote Huey P. Newton, saying, "they are in fact a special kind of person that's used by the power structure who is supposed to be some kind of an official spokesperson for black people. He's not an official spokesperson for black people. He's an official spokesperson in fact for the racist white pig power structure." Seale suggests that Marshall is another tool being used by the power structure and that therefore he is "dangerous to the survival of black people" and that no person of color should respect him. Later in the clip Bobby Seale interrupts a press conference on the steps of the Cleavers' home to reiterate these points, referring to Marshall as an "Uncle Tom, a boot licker, a nigger pig" whose "ass belongs to black people." The clip also features an interview with Kathleen Cleaver, in which she says that she believes her husband should resist being taken into custody "by any means necessary." For additional footage of the Cleaver vigil please see also report reference number KRON 136-1.... (more info)
KRON News footage from the mid 1960s featuring views of Ken Kesey reporting to a police station with his lawyer, followed by a press conference in which he reflects that: "It is a perilous society if you don't look a certain way." When asked whether he thinks his behaviour has been appropriate, he replies: "I feel a man has the right to be as big as he feels it in him to be." Also includes an interview with Mountain Girl (born Carolyn Elizabeth Adams).... (more info)
KQED News report from U.C. Berkeley's Greek Theatre on May 12th 1970 featuring a speech by Ken Kesey, about the media's negative influence on society. He states a belief that: "The media exists on conflict and confrontation" and offers ways for social protesters to avoid being exploited by the press. Also includes scenes from another speech about the Vietnam War, in which a man criticizes how politicians are being influenced in their decisions by the military.... (more info)
Please note: originally separate sound and picture were synchronized for this screener. KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 5th 1968 by Ed Arnow featuring scenes of crowds watching a kendo fighting display, at the Japanese Cultural Center in San Francisco.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 23rd 1971 featuring the annual Bay to Breakers foot race in San Francisco. Includes brief views of the race and an interview with the winner Kenny Moore.... (more info)
383. KID PORN: Wilbur Hamilton prined flyers for his church at the city?s redevelopemtn agency print shop & the possible us of the print shop to exploit child porno -- the D.A. is looking into charges.
432. KIDNAP FOLO: the SJ police are attempting to complete composite drawings of suspects in the kidnap of Lori Romero in east San Jose friday night 7-7-78 her home in SJ. Pix of Lori on KIDNAP 7-11-78.
478. KIDNAPPING: bandits went to the home of Donie Logan this AM & ordered her to go to a Redwood city bank & draw $$ from her savings account $400.oo the bandits held Tammy Loagan hostage baby of donie.
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Mike Lee about children learning to program computers, from March 6th 1972. Includes views of students programming computers and an interview with a teacher, who states that: "In the future I think that to these kids the computer will be an appliance. It will be as common as the television set and it might be your television set, with a keyboard added."... (more info)
KPIX's Mike Lee interviews members of the Labor Department at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco on December 10th 1969, who are negotiating how to address the demands of American Indians occupying Alcatraz Island. Lee interviews Kim Robertson who explains how in relation to manpower administration programs, the Indians: "Want more of their own self selection ... They want a greater role in helping run programs." He also points out: "They're concerned about continuing and improving the American Studies program at San Francisco State."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 7th 1974 by Ben Williams in Berkeley, featuring scenes of a KPFA disc jockey playing dramatized readings of the Watergate Tapes on-air. Williams goes on to state that the station will be playing 40 hours of dramatic readings from the Watergate transcripts and interviews a spokesman, who explains that they used actors to try and create a sense of realism for listeners.... (more info)
Silent excerpts from a KPIX-TV Christmas Special in San Francisco (c1970), including scenes of kids decorating a Christmas tree, a family choosing their tree and driving it home on a Volkswagen Beetle, children visiting Santa's grotto and carol singers. Also features views of the Emporium's revolving Christmas tree, the Santacade procession and kids beating a Pinata and scrabbling for candy.... (more info)
Excerpt from KPIX's daytime program Dance Party with Dick Stewart, from c1962. Features scenes of Stewart introducing the Top 40 hit single 'Oliver Twist' and teenagers dancing to the song. Please note: this is the only surviving footage the TV Archive preserves featuring scenes from Dance Party.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1959 by filming the picture from a live video monitor. The picture quality - especially sharpness - is much lower than the rest of our footage produced on 16mm film. A KPIX Television editorial from 1959 by General Manager Philip J. Lasky, in support of increased financial backing for Channel 9 KQED's educational television programming. Lasky describes the development and mission of Bay Area educational television in the 1950s and encourages more school districts to take part in the per pupil funding scheme.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1959 by filming the picture from a live video monitor. The picture quality - especially sharpness - is much lower than the rest of our footage produced on 16mm film. A KPIX Television editorial from 1959 by General Manager Philip J. Lasky, in support of a San Francisco city ordinance proposal to make open dump burning a misdemeanor. He also describes the negative effects of smog and explains the work of the Bay Area Pollution Control District.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1959 by filming the picture from a live video monitor. The picture quality - especially sharpness - is much lower than the rest of our footage produced on 16mm film. A KPIX Television editorial from 1959 by General Manager Philip J. Lasky, criticizing California Governor Pat Brown's budget plan to cut $25,387 funding the Sutro Library's operation within the State Library system and move it to the University of California. Lasky praises the work of the Sutro Library in preserving California's heritage, pointing out that the cost of moving the Libary would be more than $25k and that instead of the free services currently available to the public, there would be a charge of $6 per year at the University of California. He refers to this proposed move as "the deep freeze process."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Rollin Post from the Fireman's Fund American Insurance Company in San Francisco, on November 4th 1968. Features Post interviewing Paul Osbourne about how KPIX are using an IBM 360 computer to analyze voting results, in order to provide the most complete election coverage possible. Also includes views of the computer being programmed.... (more info)
Please note: the sound quality on the master video is low in places. Compilation of KPIX-TV special news reports by David Fowler from November 28th 1978 in San Francisco, featuring services, vigils, press conferences and speeches to honor mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk, who were shot and killed in City Hall on the 27th. Includes scenes of: a candlelit march down Market Street to City Hall; Joan Baez leading mourners singing 'Amazing Grace'; acting mayor Diane Feinsten speaking to crowds; the bodies of Moscone and Milk being brought in coffins from the funeral home to City Hall; mourners filing past the coffins; a High Mass at St Mary's Cathedral, with readings by Moscone's children; Harvey Milk's body being wheeled from City Hall on a stretcher and a press conference with Moscone's press secretary Mel Wax.... (more info)
Excerpts from a KPIX 20th Anniversary retrospective, which aired in 1968. Begins with footage of the station's opening on December 22nd 1948, at their original Nob Hill site in San Francisco (the first station to do so in Northern California). Engineer Alfred E. Towne and others are shown operating broadcast equipment, KPIX personalities (including Ruby Hunter and Del Courtney) are seen at work and there is a brief glimpse of Vice President and General Manager Philip Lasky, accepting an Emmy Award on behalf of the station. This sequence is followed by a KPIX Teletrips segment from 1952, shot on a construction site for the station's new premises at 2655 Van Ness Avenue. Sandy Spillman interviews San Francisco mayor Elmer Robinson and local journalists, who reflect on the achievements of KPIX-TV over the previous 4 years and predict how the medium of television will develop within American society. Terrence O'Flaherty (Emmy Award winning television critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, from 1950-86) declares that: "Television will undoubtedly be a perfectly polished mirror that will reflect whatever's put in front of it. I hope that the things that are put in front of it will be as perfect as the equipment itself."... (more info)
Edited highlights from KQED's Newsroom program from December 31st 1968, presented by Mel Wax. Includes scenes of: Art Hoppe making ironic news predictions for 1969; a brief appearance by Mimi London, to discuss the 'Apple Mary' news story; Bob Bastian showing a series of his political cartoons; George Dusheck reflecting on the success of early heart transplants and Ed Radenzel reviewing events in what he refers to as 1968's "year of violence."... (more info)
KRON News report from February 20th 1967 featuring the arrival at San Francisco airport of actress Jayne Mansfield (1933-67), who had just returned from a three days visit with U.S. troops in South Vietnam. She becomes visibly upset at a press conference and comments: "There's no front line in Vietnam ... the fighting is everywhere." She admits "I got very broken up" by visiting injured soldiers because "they're lying there, without limbs. And there's no one. There's no one there to hold their hand and say I love you and things are going to be fine." Ends with Mansfield on the verge of tears as she recalls: "One young person in particular he, he just got to me. He lost his leg ... he was 25 years old. And the thing that upset me most is that they ... they're so proud of what they did. There's no bitterness at all."... (more info)