Part I of a KQED News report from December 1st 1969, featuring silent scenes of everyday life for the Native American activists who are occupying Alcatraz Island. Includes many different views by day and night of Alcatraz, living conditions there and people arriving on boats.... (more info)
Part II of a KQED News report from December 1st 1969, featuring silent scenes of everyday life for the Native American activists who are occupying Alcatraz Island. Includes many different views by day and night of Alcatraz, living conditions there and people unloading boats.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news footage from April 17th, 1974 featuring Bobby Seale showing the camerman a door that appears to have been forced open at his and Elaine Brown's campaign offices at 1524 9th Avenue in Oakland. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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KPIX Eyewitness News report from late September 1966 featuring brief views of property damage caused during the Bayview Hunters Point social uprising in San Francisco, followed by silent scenes of National Guard troops assembled and relaxing at Candlestick Park. They were called out by Governor Pat Brown to patrol Bayview Hunters Point.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 28th 1970 by Belva Davis featuring scenes from a press conference by Australian actress Dame Judith Anderson (1898-1992), who is touring the U.S. with her performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet. She explains that: "I don't think about Hamlet being a man. I think of him as Hamlet. And I'm going to try to play his emotions, what he suffers, who he is and what he is." She goes on to declare that: "It's of course the greatest challenge of my life to play this part ... I have to do it, I'm impelled to do it." At one point, she also rebukes Davis when asked about her opinion on women's rights: "I warned you not to ask me questions like that because I don't know anything about women's liberation."... (more info)
KRON-TV documentary film from 1967, narrated by Jerry Jensen, which examines cultural, legal and medical issues related to taking recently outlawed psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Includes interviews with: a Bay Area housewife who has taken more than 15 acid 'trips'; Dr William Lamers; Dr Joel Fort; Dr Timothy Leary; Rev. Sigurd T. Lokken; Ron Thelin and Jay Thelin (who run The Psychedelic Shop in Haight-Ashbury. Also features statements from California's Attorney General Thomas Lynch and Governor Ronald Reagan, who firmly declares that: "There is nothing smart ... in taking an LSD trip at all ... Anyone that would engage in this or indulge in this is just a plain fool." This film was written and produced by Al Berglund and directed by Don Devendorf. It also opens with a brief introduction by the General Manager of KRON-TV: Harold P. See.... (more info)
Please note: copyright to Darius Milhaud Part I: A Recollection of the Twenties is held by WNET. All rights reserved. WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York metropolitan area and parent of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Darius Milhaud Part I: A Recollection of the Twenties was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) - the predecessor of WNET - and first aired in 1965. Part I of a documentary film made by the KQED Film Unit, written, directed and narrated by Richard O. Moore, about the life and work of composer and teacher Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Includes interviews with Milhaud, his wife Madeleine Milhaud (1902-2008) and also with jazz pianist and Milhaud's former student Dave Brubeck. Darius Milhaud discusses: critical reactions to his work; the origins and formation of Les Six group in Paris; identification of himself as a "mediterranean lyricist"; his experiences of the Parisian artistic scene during the 1920s; the relation of writer Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) and composer Erik Satie (1866-1925) to Les Six; his youthful approach towards life and work; admiration for composer Claude Debussy's music ("I have always had an enormous devotion for Debussy"); his opinion of Maurice Ravel's music ("I'm allergic to Ravel") and methods of musical composition. When asked which of his works he likes best, Milhaud replies: "The next one, the next one! I forget my past works very fast and I think that's a very good thing." Brubeck considers how Milhaud use of the jazz idiom provided "a new fresh spirit within classical music." Madeleine Milhaud discusses adaptations of Erik Satie's Le pi?ge de M?duse, with views of this short play being performed on-stage. Also features scenes of Darius and Madeleine presenting a spoken word version of his opus Caramel Mou on-stage, as well as a full musical rendition at Mill College's 1963 Milhaud Festival in Oakland. This film was produced by William Triest and executively produced for NET by Lane Slate.... (more info)
Please note: copyright to Darius Milhaud Part II: Paris & California is held by WNET. All rights reserved. WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York metropolitan area and parent of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Darius Milhaud Part II: Paris & California was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) - the predecessor of WNET - and first aired in 1965. Part II of a documentary film made by the KQED Film Unit, written, directed and narrated by Richard O. Moore, about the life and work of composer and teacher Darius Milhaud (1892-1974). Includes interviews with Milhaud, his wife Madeleine Milhaud (1902-2008) and also with jazz pianist and Milhaud's former student Dave Brubeck. Darius Milhaud discusses: how he's divided his time since 1947 alternating between living and teaching at Mills College in Oakland and being in Paris; his position on aleatory or 'chance' music and how he is against musical improvisation ("because I love performers but I don't trust them"); his String Quartet No. 5 and the influence of composer Arnold Schoenberg's Twelve Tone system and his music for the ballet Adame Miroir, based on Jean Genet's "half-page" scenario. Madeleine Milhaud reflects on the difficulty of interpreting Genet's source material for the Adame Miroir ballet (with scenes of the ballet being rehearsed on-stage by choreographer Rebecca Fuller and others). Brubeck remembers how Mills College celebrated Milhaud's 60th birthday ten years earlier and describes a typical Milhaud working day. Also features views of guests enjoying Mills College's 1963 Milhaud Festival's outdoor program 'The Young Americans', described by Moore as an electronic music "environment and sound mobile." Ends with extended views of Milhaud conducting the world premiere of his Suite de Quatrains, at the Milhaud Festival. This film was produced by William Triest and executively produced for NET by Lane Slate.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Ed Arnow from the Sierra Club on May 3rd 1969, featuring a leaving speech by David Brower and an interview, in which Brower explains what he intends to do next.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news footage from July 31st, 1969 featuring a press conference by David Hilliard and Bobby Seale about Eldridge Cleaver, who was in exile in Algiers at the time. Hilliard says that Cleaver would prefer to return home to America and continue the revolutionary struggle rather than remain inactive in exile. Hilliard says that Cleaver is willing to return and stand trial "and even go to prison if convicted as long as he's allowed to go to court and have the due process of law rendered to him." According to Hilliard, Cleaver's return is in part contingent on the protection offered to Cleaver by San Francisco's Mayor Joseph Alioto, and also on "the action and attitude" of the governor of California Ronald Reagan to allow Cleaver a fair trial. Also features silent footage of a poster of Eldridge Cleaver and shots of spectators watching the press conference. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from December 23rd 1969 featuring interviews with Black Panther Party lawyer Charles Garry and Panthers Chief of Staff David Hilliard, outside a courtroom. Garry explains that Hilliard earlier refused to plead guilty to charges and accept a fine of $25, so the court has just sentenced him to 180 days in jail. Garry's motion for a new trial has been denied, so they are filing an appeal. Hilliard declares that: "This is another case of personal persecution of the Black Panther Party. Fascism was displayed in the court. So it's obvious that the courtrooms are not symbols of justice; they are railroad stations."
Technical Information: this film was remastered using an MWA Flashtransfer Vario HD telecine system, which has a 3-chip Hitachi camera sensor with native 1920x1080p output. It was captured directly into Final Cut Pro, via a Matrox MX02 i/o device and PCI Express Card, using the Apple ProResHQ 422 1920x1080@25p setting. The mp4 video streaming file you are watching uses the H.264 codec streaming at 1200kbps, with an aspect ratio of 1460x1080.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 24th 1969 by Belva Davis in Berkeley, featuring scenes from speeches by Angela Davis and Herbert Marcuse to crowds at UC Berkeley. Davis is facing dismissal as an Assistant Professor because of her communist affiliations and explains that: "We have to talk about a complete and total change in the structures of this society because that's the only way that a concept like academic freedom is going to be made relevant. We have to go to the streets." Marcuse advocates the need to fight against the current U.S. prosperity and security because it is based: "On the oppression and enslavement of other peoples."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 7th 1969 by Ben Williams, featuring a press conference about the potentially harmful levels of DDT pesticide in mothers breast milk. Includes scenes of a woman explaining her decision to take part in a medical study and a doctor summarizing the results from a test group of volunteers.... (more info)
KTVU News report from December 11th 1967 at San Francisco State College, which opens with scnenes of Leo McClatchy speaking from an outdoor podium in response to the Trustees regulations about how undertaking campus disruption will be disciplined: ?Quite frankly ? I have serious reservations as to whether or not these sections if tested in the courts would stand.? He is followed by Walcott Beatty who asks people to remain calm and not to participate in mass demonstrations and then condemns the recent actions of the Trustees and Governor Ronald Reagan. An angry faculty member climbs onto the podium calling protesters ?politically na?ve? and a ?silent muddle? before being allowed to explain why he believes how staging a sit-in at the Administration Building would be counter productive to their goals. President John Summerskilll is seen telling students they need to appoint members of their own judiciary board to deal with suspensions. Ends with views of protesters entering the Administration Building, arguing with officials and staging a sit-in.
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KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 19th 1967 in San Francisco by Belva Davis featuring a report on how financial difficulties (a $15k debt) may cause the Bayview Community Center to close on July 1st. Ruth Williams comments how: "Our eviction means that a lot of people in the community won't have the services that we have in the Bayview Community Center because this is the only community center in the area." Davis then points out that: "The reasons why rent funds weren't included in the center's grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity is clouded with conflicting storties from OEO and center directors. There is one sure fact: youngsters in this area are gonna need some place to go this summer and somebody had better provide a place for them."... (more info)
565. DEFUNCT COMPANY: without any type of explanation as to why the company has defuncted/ the company has been owned ofr over 1 yr. by SF attorneys Robert Martin & Godfrey Munter -- a San Leandro machine & parts manufactuer.
KPIX Eyewitness news report from January 15th, 1972 featuring a press conference by Huey P. Newton, Bill Boyette, and Congressman Ron Dellums. Dellums negotiated a settlement between the Black Panthers and the and Cal-State Package Store and Taverns Owners Association over a disagreement that arose when the Black Panthers asked for contributions to support their Survival Programs and the Association refused, claiming the Panthers were using "forceful methods" to coerce African-American owned businesses into making donations. Newton, Boyette, and Congressman Dellum all make statements to the press. Also features scenes from a boycott of Bill's Liquor, an African-American owned liquor store on Grove Street in Oakland, and contains shots of Panthers giving out free bags of groceries to participants. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KQED News report from November 5th 1976 outside the Alcoa Building in San Francisco, featuring scenes from a Native American demonstration against the extradition of Leonard Peltier from Canada. Also includes a brief interview with a protester, who explains why they oppose Peltier's return to the USA.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from November 7th 1967 at Merritt College in Oakland with reporter Carlton Cordell, featuring a demonstration in support of Ronald Lockman, an Army private who is refusing to fight in the Vietnam War and is facing trial by Court-Martial at the San Francisco Presidio. Includes interviews with Lockman's attorney Terence Hallinan and his mother Mrs. Vivian Williams. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
A KQED report from San Francisco State College opening with scenes of demonstrators getting off a chartered Greyhound Bus. There is an interesting shot of protesters assembled quietly, waiting to begin protesting, before they all begin to march and shout: "on strike, shut it down!" and "we want the puppet!" Contains footage of various public speakers - including Willie Brown, Dr Carlton B. Goodlett and Jerry Varnado - and demonstrates the sheer energy of some campus protests.... (more info)
1001. DIANNA CORNELL: has been without a kidney since age 9 she is one of five people trying out a new system to clean kidneys its called CAPD for short Dianna is being treated at veterans hosp. in SF.
KRON News footage from November 10th 1969 featuring an interview with Dianne Feinstein and other members of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. Also includes brief views of the Board at work in City Hall.
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KTVU News report from March 19th 1968 by Claud Mann featuring an interview with Dianne Feinstein, who comments on a recent report about prison conditions in San Francisco. She explains that city prisons were found to be lacking in recreation, training, education and employment opportunities. She is recommending that city prisons be placed under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff's Department, allowing local police to focus on crime prevention and prisons to concentrate more on rehabilitation programs. Feinstein also refers to conditions in the women's unit as "deplorable."... (more info)
Produced by KQED for NET, The Rejected was the first ever U.S. televised documentary about homosexuality and aired on September 11th 1961.
This sample video demonstrates how The Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation at Library of Congress (LOC) significantly improved upon the audio and picture quality of their first transfer of The Rejected, through digital restoration (see below for further details). Features before and after versions of a scene from the end credits, demonstrating how audio quality and video tracking were successfully adjusted and a split-screen view of UC Berkeley's Albert Bendich, which shows how picture quality was improved by addressing resolution and contrast levels.
LOC's Recording Laboratory states that there were several problems with the edited 2-inch quad videotape master, including serious issues with stiction and tracking. Many different tape stocks were originally used to create this program in 1961 and the quality of these was typically poor. The physical base of the tape was often slippery, which caused an unstable control track. The tape stock was also heavy, which caused tension during take up. In order to remediate these playback issues the Recording Laboratory completed a digital restoration of The Rejected in the summer of 2015, transferring the 2-inch tape several times on different quad decks and editing footage together to produce the best possible version. We'd like to thank copyright holder WNET and the LOC for collaborating with the TV Archive on this project. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 6th 1972 by Ed Arnow in San Francisco featuring an interview with Adam Rogers, who explains that residents have halted work on Bayview Hunters Point's new urban development because construction companies have been neglecting to hire local workers. He states that: "no longer will they do the hiring without some of our representation there because we know the people from the community." Also includes views of the construction site.... (more info)
Scenes from the benefit world movie premiere of Dirty Harry at Loews Theater in San Francisco, on December 22nd 1971. There are views of crowds cheering in the rain as guests arrive (including Mayor Joseph Alioto) and the film's star Clint Eastwood is seen being interviewed on a podium outside by KPIX's Rolf Peterson. Also features members of the Progressive Labor Party protesting against the film, one of whom is carrying a sign which reads: "Cops are no pals to Clarence Johnson." Ends with Peterson listing a few of the dignitaries who showed up despite bad weather, before wrapping up the story.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 4th 1979 by Ed Arnow featuring a disabled persons demonstration outside the Federal Building in San Francisco, to demand equality and increased access to public transport.... (more info)
1135. DISABLED PEOPLE JOIN LIVING PROTEST: NATIONWIDE DEMONSTRATION AT HEW HEADQUARTERS FOR RIGHTS.
Demonstration in downtown San Francisco. Reporter Ed Arnow. Includes views of demonstrators and interview with protestor. Color/sound good quality.... (more info)
1137. DISABLED: supreme court ruled unanimously that disabled people have no legal right to attend school if they don?t meet schools physical qualifications we spoke w disabled students at UC Berkeley & how this might effect them.
KPIX documentary film written and produced by Lee Mendelson in c1965, which is subtitled 'The Eyewitness Story of San Francisco's Earthquake and Fire of 1906'. Narrated by Van Amburg and former San Francisco News Reporter Ed Gleeson, this film uses personal voiceovers from survivors, photographs and archival film to portray this natural disaster that hit San Francisco on April 18th 1906. It goes onto describe what happened over the next few days. These narrators are listed in the end credits as: Harold Zellerbach; Rudolf Schubert; Sylvan Lisberger; Daniel E. Koshland; Chingwah Lee; Mrs. Henry R. Braden; David Beronio; Mrs. Naomi Wise; Henry Smith; Alex Wolfen and Joe Frank. Also features an earthquake re-enactment sequence made by Wm. Hindle. This film was edited by R.E. Pusey , Jr. and directed by Dick Williams.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art presents a program in the 'Discovery' series about the work of sculptor Benny Bufano (1898-1970). Bufano is interviewed in the studio by host Dr Lloyd Luckmann and explains his artistic process, discussing many of his works of art. Also includes scenes of Bufano relaxing in a local bistro, eating at Moars Cafeteria (which houses a large mosaic of his), visiting the San Francisco Chronicle and working at night in his studio, on a new mosaic. In close up shots, part of Bufano's 'trigger' finger on his right hand is seen to be missing. He had chopped it off more than 30 years earlier and sent it to President Woodrow Wilson, in protest at World War I. At one point when they are examining pieces of mosaic, Bufano reflects it's "too bad you can't see this in color." Luckmann replies: "Some day its going to be possible but not today."... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art presents a program in the 'Discovery' series about the social impact and history of cartooning, hosted by Joe Brotherton. Includes an interview with cartoonist George Lichty (1905-83), who discusses the creative process behind his 'Grin and Bear It' strip and who is working to meet a deadline. Also features a review of the history of cartooning by Irene Lagoria (curator of the Achenbach Foundation) and an introduction to the San Francisco Museum of Art.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art presents a program in the 'Discovery' series about the history and influence of jazz music in American culture, hosted by Dr Lloyd Luckmann with Phil Elwood. Features George Lewis and his Ragtime Jazz Band (who were in residency at San Francisco's Hangover Club) performing five songs: 'Careless Love'; 'Panama Rag'; 'Bugle Boy March'; 'Closer Walk With Thee' and 'Ice Cream'. Also includes brief interviews with Lewis and Avery "Kid" Howard and scenes of Barbara Gifford introducing the museum's different musical programs.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art present an episode in the 'Discovery' series about the philosophy and work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Wright is interviewed in the studio by Dr Lloyd Luckmann and discusses: the influence of Louis Sullivan (skyscrapers); 'organic' architecture; what distinguishes his own work; his VC Morris Building on San Francisco's Maiden Lane and the responsibility of modern architects: "I don't think that architects have lived up to their duty. As well as their privilege." Also includes a message from Virginia Arnold about how the San Francisco Museum of Art has changed and scenes of Wright explaining the design of his Butterfly Wing Bridge to Luckmann, which is being proposed as another span across San Francisco Bay (it was never built).... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art present an episode in the 'Discovery' series about jewelry, hosted by Dr Lloyd Luckmann. Features scenes of jeweler Milton Cavagnaro demonstrating his craft and discussing the design process. Also includes an invitation to visit the Museum of Art and a fashion show presented by designer Carol Bigelow, which illustrates how jewelry compliments the modern style of dressing.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art present an episode in the 'Discovery' series about the graphic arts, hosted by Dr Lloyd Luckmann from the graphics arts workshop at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Includes scenes of instructor James 'Budd' Dixon introducing students John Russell, Nancy Moorehouse and Roy De Forest, who demonstrate different techniques of making lithographs, etchings and engravings. Also features an interview with School Director Ernest Mundt who explains the distinction between abstract and representational forms and gives a brief history of printing. Ends with a message from San Francisco Museum of Art Trustee Mrs. Henry Potter Russell, who explains that they wanted to use the "latest means of communication" to reach a wider audience for this series. This was the final episode in a series of 13 programs and shows how the end credits sequence was filmed live.... (more info)
Please note: This 'kinescope' recording was originally made in 1953 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. KPIX-TV and the San Francisco Museum of Art present an episode in the 'Discovery' series about the art of weaving. Features host Dr Lloyd Luckmann discussing the function and design of fabric with a machine weaver and being shown how to operate a loom. Also includes a message from Barbara Gifford on behalf of the Museum of Art about their collections of decorative arts and a demonstration by Maurice Sands (1906-2006) on how to use fabric effectively for interior design.... (more info)
1180. Discrim suit: hispanic employees sue postmaster of western region
KPIX-TV documentary film from 1965 examining controversy surrounding the work of California's Migrant Ministry with farm workers in Tulare County, California. Opens with an editorial voice over, which explains that the Migrant Ministry's focus on trying to help farm workers address their economic and social needs is rejected by conventional Protestant churches, as being morally irresponsible. Features interviews with: Rev. Wayne Hartmire; Mr R. Roland Cosiar; Mrs Clara Rutherford; Mr Allan grant; Mr Ray Holloway and Rev. James Hazen. Also includes street scenes in Porterville, Tulare County. This film was produced by Merle Ellis and directed by Dick Williams.
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1408. DOG DISEASE: a strange disease swept through the San Rafael Guide Dog for the Blind Training Center which took the life of 21 out of 100 pups in preparation to becoming guide dogs. The disease seems to be under control today.
A KQED news report on the National Farm Workers Association from Sacramento on April 10th 1966, featuring a speech by Dolores Huerta who promises the crowd that: "The developments of the past seven months are only a slight indication of what is to come. The workers are on the rise. There will be strikes all over the state and throughout the country because Delano has shown what can be done and the workers know that they are no longer alone." She goes on to threaten Governor Edmund Brown with a general strike unless he calls for an emergency session of the state legislature, to enact a collective bargaining law for California's farm workers. Also includes KQED's Mel Wax interviewing Cesar Chavez who discusses the significance of the Delano strike, whilst the crowd is heard singing protest songs in the background.... (more info)