KPIX Eyewitness News footage from December 18th 1974, featuring very brief views of a Chevron Standard gas station, serving oil containing additive F-310. Please note: the title used to identify this newsfilm reel was taken from the original KPIX-TV shot log. F-310 was a Chevron oil additive which was supposed to clean vehicle engines.... (more info)
A short compilation of 16mm film clips sourced from the TV Archive, showcasing notable historic figures preserved in the collection. The following images are presented in chronological order and edited to music, covering the period 1940-78: Diego Rivera; Terrence O'Flaherty; Marjorie Trumbull; Frank Lloyd Wright; Goodwin Jess Knight; Willie Mays; Archie Brown; James Baldwin; Dorothea Lange; Dolores Huerta; Willie Brown; O.J. Simpson; Joan Baez; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr; Mayor John Shelley; Jesse Unruh; Melvin Van Peebles; Michael McClure; Dr. Maya Angelou; Peter Coyote; Artie Seale; Bobby Seale; Dianne Feinstein; Cecil Williams; Ronald Reagan; Edison T. Uno; LaNada Means; Ken Kesey; George Foreman; Angela Davis; Cesar Chavez; Lehman Brightman; Jerry Brown; George Moscone; Tom Ammiano and Harvey Milk. All of these images come from archival film which is currently available to view online in the virtual archive (DIVA).... (more info)
Scenes from a press conference at SF State College during which four members of faculty explain their decision to resign from their posts. Joseph White states: ?There is one and only one purpose to reducing EOP: to prevent non-white students from enrolling in this college ? Under these conditions we can only submit our resignations.? Ends with President S.I. Hayakawa?s immediate reaction to these resignations: ?Each of the men involved had already made plans to leave? and he goes on to claim that the Black Studies Program might well be ?enhanced by their resignations.?... (more info)
148. FAMILY SHOOTING in San Francisco. Sylvester ward is dead. He was shot by his brother Steven Ward. They fought over Sylvester hitting his mother. Steven is in critical condition after shooting himself.
KQED News report from Salinas (California) on December 11th 1970 featuring an interview with a United Farm Workers spokesman, who discusses the solidarity of farm workers and the negotiating leverage of elected unions. Also includes an interview with a spokesman for Bud Antle Inc., who believes there is no need for farm workers to try and gain recognition through a boycott because their concerns may be addressed through existing provisions in the Labor Relations Management Act.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 22nd 1971 at the Japanese Cultural & Trade Center in San Francisco, featuring views of Japanese American women modeling fashion outfits around the center's precincts.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Ben Williams on September 30th 1969, at the San Francisco Masonic Auditorium. Features scenes from a speech by Franciscan monk Father Alfred Boeddeker, after accepting an award in recognition of St. Anthony's Free Lunch Kitchen serving it's ten millionth meal.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report by Ben Williams from June 25th, 1969 featuring a press conference held by Father Eugene Boyle of the Sacred Heart Church at Fillmore and Fell Street in San Francisco. The Sacred Heart Church was one of around a dozen Bay Area churches that hosted the Black Panther Party's free breakfast program, and Father Boyle addresses concerns over a recent incident at the free breakfast program involving the distribution of coloring books that San Francisco Police Inspector Ben Lashkoff claimed were designed to urge black children to kill white policemen. Church Pastor Father Boyle responds to questions from reporters and defends the free breakfast program. Clip includes silent footage of establishing shots taken around Fillmore and Fell Streets in San Francisco. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
Please note: there were problems with the original sound recording levels. KPIX Eyewitness News report from July 19th 1979 in San Francisco featuring brief scenes from an interview with father Miles Riley, who expresses his support for the recent Sandinista takeover in Nicaragua.... (more info)
430. FBI PROBE: the FBI is investigating the shooting of an elderly man by San Francisco Police Department; police were looking for a prowler and shot the man who was in bed at the Jennings Apartment; the man shot at the officers first; film film from 7-19-78; 43used 8-10-78
433. FBI: in a report leaked to the LA Times the FBI wants to cut back on the amount & types of information available to the public today we spoke w/ the American Civil liberties Union they don?t think the FBI will get away w/ their proposal.
Silent KPIX news footage of City Lights Books in San Francisco, on June 7th 1957. Includes scenes of Lawrence Ferlinghetti placing copies of books in the store window and looking at Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl and other poems'. Also features brief views of Columbus Avenue and inside the book store.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 18th 1969 by Paul Lockwood in San Francisco, featuring a racial harmony festival in Gilman Park (Hunter's Point). Includes views of local people enjoying themselves and an interview with a spokesman, who acknowledges the role of the Young Men for Action group in the festival's success and explains they plan to continue organizing larger events.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 2nd 1979 in San Francisco featuring the issue of how refugees from the Vietnam War are finding it difficult to find work in the USA. Includes interviews with officials and a Vietnamese man (through an interpreter).... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from March 18th 1969 by Pat O'Brien featuring the aftermath of a fire in the community of Canyon, located in the hills between Oakland and Moraga CA (on the Pinehurst Road). Includes an interview with an eyewitness who describes what happened and views of burnt-out houses.... (more info)
1419. FIRE VICTIMS: from fighting the warehouse fire that closed Bay Bridge flames firemen fighting blaze this is 200 ft. lots of shots could be used in future to show firemen fighting blazes pretty good.
KPIX Eyewitness News report on a firebombing incident at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California), from April 18th 1972. Includes an interview with a security officer and views shot around the campus.... (more info)