A KRON-TV documentary film from 1990, presented by Suzanne Shaw, which looks at the history of the Ahwahnechee people of Yosemite Valley, in California's western Sierra Nevada mountains. Includes interviews with Native American people (Marshall Jack, Julia Parker and Jay Johnson) who are honoring the Ahwahnechee, archival photographs and historical accounts taken from Galen Clark and Lafayette Bunnell, M.D. (read by Sean Kilcoyne) and extensive views of Yosemite Valley. Also features views of 37 Native American people, led by Marshall Jack, who make a 50 mile walk from the East side of the Sierra Nevada to Yosemite Valley, to honor their ancestors: "All of them reliving the past, hoping to learn from it. Not letting it disappear." There is an account made of how The Mariposa Battalion entered the valley on March 27th 1851, in pursuit of Chief Tenaya and his people and what happened to the Ahwahnechee. This film was produced, written and photographed by Ken Swartz, with original music by John Rosenburg and Frank Macchia.... (more info)
Special program made for KRON-TV by Don Flagg Productions in 1952, showcasing the station's advertising coverage and marketing potential in the Bay Area. Includes presentations by KRON-TV personalities, featuring: Lu Hurley; Barbara Angel on 'Morning Marketing'; Edith Green in 'Your Home Kitchen'; Marjorie Trumbull in 'Exclusively Yours' (with Terrence O'Flaherty) and Lex Boyd and Russ Coglin for 'Club 4' (introducing a Les Brown and the Band Of Renown performance of 'Time will take care of everything', sung by Butch Stone). 'The Billboard' magazine's July 5th 1952 edition refers to this program as: "what is said to be the first 16mm sound-on-film sales presentation using live studio programing and talent."
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KPIX's Belva Davis reports from Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland on May 29th 1971, interviewing its founder Yusuf Bey. He explains the process of trial and error that enables them to bake organic products for the "health conscious" that also taste good. There are views of customers inside the store and also detailed scenes of employees working on the production line. Ends with Davis explaining that three shifts keep the bakery operating 24 hours a day.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 24th 1970 by Ben Williams in Hunter's Point (San Francisco), featuring the Youth for Service organization's Christmas Party. Includes scenes of children (with Eloise Westbrook) meeting Santa Claus, showing Williams the presents they got and an interview with one of the organizers.... (more info)
KRON-TV special report from Yuba City (Sutter County, CA) on December 31st 1955 and January 1st 1956 by Tom Mullahey, about the disastrous flooding that affected Yuba City and Marysville on Christmas Eve, after the Shanghai Bend of the Yuba City levee was breached (on Feather River). Features scenes of Mullahey describing what happened stood on what remains of the levee, of residents cleaning up wreckage and interviews with local residents: Mrs. Ernest Mayfield; Mr. & Mrs. Verdorn; Don Curt; Bill Curt; Bob Curt; Tom McDaniel; Ben Moltz and Mrs. Mary Meyer. Also includes views of children receiving typhoid shots, of a church service and sermon and of Yuba City Mayor Glenn Gauche praising the courage of the local population.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from September 20th 1978 by Maralee Beck in San Francisco featuring scenes of Yurok Indian supporters demonstrating outside the Federal Building. Includes an interview with Isidro Gali (Ajumawi band of Pit River) who states that they have begun to fish for salmon again in the Klamath River and government troops haven't tried to stop them yet.... (more info)