Speeches and Opposition at SF State

Date: 12/5/1968
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KPIX 100031
16mm newsfilm
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 5th 1968 featuring an editorial by Pat O?Brien from SF State on events leading up to President Robert Smith?s decision to close the college, followed by views of picketing and a press conference by Smith, in which he announces that a conference has been scheduled between faculty and the administration. Smith is later seen addressing a hostile crowd outside the Administration Building about the police presence on campus, in which he is cross-examined by protesters using loudspeakers. His rebuke: ?This is not the way to run a college? is met by loud jeering. Ends with Mike Lee interviewing Professor William Staunton, who explains that the faculty members he represents are striking today to specifically demand that George Mason Murray be re-instated.
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