KRON-TV documentary report from 1963, narrated by Craig Jordan, which examines the influence of organized labor in America and considers its relative achievements and future. Features commentary and interviews with Paul Jacobs, whose book 'The State of the Unions' is due to be published in October 1963. He argues that the labor unions influence may be reduced or even disapper in the future. At one point he speaks to camera from a $7 per week boarding house in the Mission District, to illustrate how many unemployed people are forced to live in 1963. Also includes: an interview with an African American woman laundry worker; an interview with Russell R. Crowell (1919-2004) of the AFL-CIO; a convention about the racial discrimination that African Americans face as workers; a speech by Dr. Carlton Goodlett about how marching and civil protest are producing results. At one point Goodlett asks the crowd "I want to know If things get tough, will you walk with us children!" and they respond with a standing ovation; consideration of collective bargaining and locomotive workers labor issues with automation. This film was produced and written by Don Heath and directed by Dick Behrendt.... (more info)
Views of riot police marching around SF State College campus followed by an interview with Roger Alvarado, in which he claims that: "The school is about 85% closed." There are scenes of students picketing and heckling riot police on 19th Avenue and around the campus. KPIX's Mike Lee reports that: "Ironically the big news here today was the lack of violence because frankly, most people were expecting it."... (more info)
124. Labor Council: S.F. Labor Council ...Jack Crowley says we were close to a general strike in S.F.
KPIX Eyewitness News report from January 4th 1972 by Ed Arnow in San Francisco, featuring views of the Garden of Eden adult club on Broadway. Includes scenes of a lady barker inviting guests into the club and when Arnow asks her if there may be a future for more women as barkers outside adult clubs, she replies: "I don't see why not ? I think it's an equal thing."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from April 5th 1974 featuring an interview with a woman who works as a fire inspector. Also includes views of her conducting an inspection on-site. When the reporter comments "sounds like you've got it made," after she's explained that her husband takes care of her children and their home, she replies: "Right, I'm no longer a housewife ... Eventually I'd like to work teaching in with this. I want to get my AA, so I can teach fire prevention."... (more info)
KPIX's Pat O'Brien reports from the Elem Pomo Indian occupation of Rattlesnake Island, at Clear Lake in Lake County (Northern California), on May 19th 1970. There are views of rowing over to the island and of the Pomo settlement there. Features an interview with a company representative (claiming ownership of the land) who states: "We think eventually that the island may have a significant developmental potential as basically a leisure community." Also includes an interview with a Pomo Indian spokesman, who explains the island: "Has always been our ... ancestral home ... I don't think we ever gave it up."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 14th 1969 by Belva Davis in San Francisco featuring press conferences with Lamar Hunt and Supervisor John Ertola, who discuss Hunt's redevelopment plan for Alcatraz Island. Also includes scenes from a public hearing about the future of Alcatraz.... (more info)
Made in 1974 by independent filmmakers Roy Nolan and Saul Rouda, this film (subtitled "a hip pirate movie") re-creates actual events from the Sausalito houseboat community at Waldo Point. Many of the participants play themselves in these re-enactments. This includes the 'Battle of Richardson Bay' from 1971, during which residents challenged county officials who wanted to develop the waterfront (also known as the "house boat wars"). Includes scenes of: performances and music by Joe Tate and his rock band The Red Legs; narration by Saul Rouda; hippies riding through San Francisco on the back of a truck; counterculture life on the Sausalito docks; building of the 'Richmond' ship; a hearing at Marin County Civic Center; mud wrestling and a wild party on the Charles Van Damme ferryboat. As Rouda puts it at one point: "We had rejected the system and were quite happy to live outside of it's stifling conformity."
Originally shot on 16mm film, a BetaSP videotape master was loaned to the TV Archive by Saul Rouda, to produce this low-res online screener. Last Free Ride is available to purchase from Saul Rouda (see website below):
Any requests to use or license this footage should be directed to Saul Rouda (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact the film archivist for further details.... (more info)
KQED News report from June 23rd 1975, featuring brief scenes from a press conference in which a spokeswoman explains that law suits are being brought against Gallo Winery and the Teamsters Union, to secure the reinstatement of an agricultural worker who claims he was unfairly dismissed.... (more info)
613. LAYOFF COUNSEL: San Mateo city workers who were lay-off because of Prop. 13 are attending meetings to write resume enter new field and the personal director says if any new ?$$ comes up the ones who with most seniority will be rehired
KPIX Eyewitness News report by Rollin Post on October 1st 1969 featuring speeches and press conferences from the League of California Cities Conference, at San Francisco's Hilton Hotel. Includes discussion of issues relating to the relationship between Federal and local governments, with regard to the Model Cities Program.... (more info)
KPIX news report from January 9th 1970, opening with brief views of buildings on Alcatraz Island and a glimpse inside the school run by occupying American Indians there. Indians of All Tribes lawyer Aubrey Grossman holds a press conference in which he describes legal restrictions being imposed on visitors to Alcatraz and explains that the Indians may take the step of having their organization officially incorporated, just so the Federal government will take them seriously during negotiations.... (more info)
KPIX news report from a press conference held by American Indian activist Lehman Brightman, on December 1st 1969. Brightman is challenging an attempt by the Economic Opportunity Council to force the Indian Center to consolidate two separate programs, which provide emergency funds for food and lodging. He declares: "We're sick and tired of these people trying to cram their ideas down our throats. Self determination is what we're ... asking for."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from February 16th 1977 featuring brief scenes from a press conference by Lehman Brightman, in which he states that an analysis of Native American payments into the social security program indicate that they contribute approximately "a figure of around $300 million" per year, which they "never benefit from." Please note the original 16mm magnetic soundtrack had very low audio levels.... (more info)
KPIX-TV footage from May 25th 1973 featuring scenes from an interview with Leonard Nimoy. He discusses how playing the character of Mr Spock in the TV show Star Trek has affected his acting career and objects to ardent Star Trek fans being labelled as "freaks." Nimoy also reponds to a question from Belva Davis about the "reality" of science fiction predicting fact in Star Trek by reflecting that: "While we were doing the show, we had men landing on another planet [the moon]."... (more info)
KQED News report by Randy Shilts from March 8th 1977 featuring the issue of how some lesbian mothers are being challenged for legal custody of their children, purely on the basis of sexual orientation. Includes scenes of Shilts interviewing a lesbian mother in a playground and a also lawyer.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from the late 1960s featuring a report by Claud Mann on local Union 9412's rally against Pacfic Telephone, demanding higher wages. Includes scenes of union members (mostly women) parading through downtown Hayward to the Pacific Telephone headquarters and listening to speeches. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 6th 1969 in San Francisco by Belva Davis featuring scenes of members from the Youth for Service, Young Men for Action and EOC groups picketing for safe streets in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Also includes an interview with Adam Rogers who states they are expressing community support for a white family and sorrow for "senseless violence." He goes on to explain that: "We have a lot of white citizens in our community too see and we wanna let them know that we also want to work with them you know. They don't have to be afraid because there's quite a few young people in this area would just love to work with them, if they'd just come on out." When Davis asks a white resident if he feels "more frightened" living in the neighborhood he replies: "Well, I feel just as safe on this street as any other street in San Francisco. None of them are very safe and you know it as well as I do."... (more info)
A KQED news report from San Francisco featuring political/labor protest and conflict surrounding the Northern Californian logging industry, on April 14th 1977. Includes views of a convoy of trucks sounding their horns whilst driving past crowds of protesters and a brief glimpse of public hearings on this heated issue. Ends with a crowd of pro-logging supporters chanting: "No more parks!" in front of news cameras.... (more info)
1396. LOGGING: v/o planning commission in San Jose a lumber company wants to log in the Santa cruz mountains.
A CBS News production from 1971 featuring a report on the unique ministry of Glide Church and the Glide Foundation, to effect social change in San Francisco. Includes scenes of Rev. Cecil Williams leading worship and describing how Glide will liberate it's community through a combination of social inclusion and spiritual revolution; Rev. Lewis E. Durham explaining how Glide helped to establish Huckleberry House for teenage runaways; Rev. A.C. Ubalde and colleagues discussing issues of racism, Asian identity and stereotyping as part of the Asian Coalition project; Rev. Lloyd Wake delivering a sermon on revolutionary comunity; members of the Transition Center reflecting on whether it's possible to change society from within; views of Rev. Edward Peet speaking to demonstrators at City Hall and a seminar by the National Sex & Drug Forum. As narrator Peter Galman states in his introduction, Glide's "goal ... is to change San Francisco, if not California and the western United States for the better ... because hidden within the city ... is another city, populated by people who are in some way different from most of us. People living out of the mainstream, unheard and unseen. Through countless dozens of projects Glide is making this invisible city visible and bringing its people into the center stream of urban life. In the past 9 years Glide has evolved strategies and projects which have become models in the broad struggle to give new life to America's cities." This film was written by Jonathan Donald, edited by Faust W. Doreste and produced by Chalmers Dale. The TV Archive would like to thank Glide for loaning us their 16mm print of this film for repair and digital remastering.
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Please note: copyright to Losing just the same 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. Losing just the same was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) - the predecessor of WNET - and was first aired on October 31st 1966, by KQED-TV in San Francisco.
This documentary reflects on the lives and aspirations of an African American family - the Johns - who moved to West Oakland from Louisiana, focusing on Robert Lee Johns and his mother Agnes. A voiceover prefaces the film with a statement that it presents: "A story of people caught in a lifelong struggle between their hopes and their abilities and their discovery that no matter how hard they try they will be losing just the same." Includes views shot around the streets of West Oakland, public speaking by Curtis Baker (Black Jesus), meetings at the Oak Center Site Office and excerpts from a graduation ceremony at McClymonds High School. Also features scenes of Robert attending a job interview at a garment factory in San Francisco and a fantasy sequence in which he imagines himself graduating successfully from high school. This film was written and produced by Richard Moore and Saul Landau and directed by Richard Moore and Irving Saraf. Thanks to historical researcher and consultant Paul Lee for confirming the first date of broadcast.
Follow the link below to view KQED's earlier documentary Take this hammer (1963), which also looks at the economic and social experiences of African Americans living in the San Francisco Bay Area:
https://diva.sfsu.edu/bundles/187041... (more info)
Please note: grease spots were ingrained on the 16mm film stock of this reel, affecting picture quality. KPIX Eyewitness News report by Mike Lee from August 9th 1970 in Marin County, featuring interviews with San Quentin Warden Louis S. Nelson and Judge E. Warren McGuire. They discuss the recent shootout at the Marin County Courthouse and the implications of holding criminal trials within state prisons.... (more info)
Please note: copyright to Louisiana Diary 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. Louisiana Diary was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) - the predecessor of WNET - and first aired in 1964. Written and Directed by Richard O. Moore, this film follows the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) from July to August 1963, as they undertake an African American voter registration drive in the town of Plaquemine, Louisiana (Iberville Parish). Includes scenes of: citizens undergoing mock interrogations at voter education clinics; CORE members canvassing from house to house; civil rights meetings in Baptist Churches; a mass march and vigil; police tear gassing crowds and making arrests; interviews with Ronnie Moore (Field Secretary for CORE in Louisiana) and Mama Joe Homes; a speech by James L. Farmer, Jr. (National Secretary of CORE) and views of a Plaquemine contingent getting on a bus, heading for the August 28th 1963 civil rights march on Washington, DC. Narrated by Moore, the film adds a postscript that on October 17th 1963, Reverend Joseph Carter became the first African American who successfully registered to vote in the West Feliciana Parish of Louisiana.... (more info)