Citizens Coalition for Alcatraz Island (KRON-TV)

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KRON 2151-8
KRON-TV news footage from October 31st 1969 at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco featuring a press conference by a citizens coalition, who want to prevent Alcatraz Island from being developed as a commercial tourist attraction. A spokesman refers to Alcatraz as the "gem" of the Bay Area and explains they don't want to see the island developed as just another tourist attraction. Another man emphasises the "ecological problem" facing the Bay itself. It should be noted that less than 3 weeks later, American Indians began an occupation of Alcatraz Island, which lasted until June 1971. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

This 16mm color reversal film print was scanned in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in March 2024.
16mm color reversal print, with co-magnetic soundtrack