KPIX Eyewitness news report from December 12th 1979 featuring brief views of paintings by Muhammad Ali. Voiceover is provided by a French critic, who states that: "It [the paintings] is not the greatest but it is ? very unpretentious ? I like them very much."... (more info)
KTVU News footage from September 1968 with reporter Claud Mann featuring scenes of defense lawyer William J. Murphy stating that his clients Richard V. Williams and Robert W. Farrell (formerly officers of the Oakland Police Department) are denying an accusation that on the same night they fired shots at the Black Panther Party HQ on Grove Street in Oakland, they also kidnapped and raped a woman. He explains his clients are being charged under a violation of penal code statute 246, with a complaint that they fired their weapons at an inhabited dwelling. Includes views of reporters and camera crews following Murphy around the courthouse. Note you can also view eyewitness accounts of this incident and comments by Oakland's Mayor and Chief of Police. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
KRON-TV archival newsfilm footage from circa November 20th, 1968 featuring a press conference given by Bobby Seale, David Hilliard, and Virtual Murrell, the Distribution Manager for the Black Panther Party, who reads a statement to the press on the eve of his induction to the United States Army. Murrell's statement addresses the Panther's belief, echoed in the sixth point of their Ten Point Platform of Programs, that all black men should be exempt from military service. "We believe that all black people should not be forced to fight in the military to defend a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like black people, are being victimized by the white racist government of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and violence of the racist police and the racist military by whatever means necessary." Also features an exterior shot of Party headquarters in Oakland and interior shots and close-ups of of the chalkboards, posters, and fliers that adorn the walls. The clip also includes footage of San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto addressing a group at the Sheraton Palace hotel in San Francisco. Alioto condemns racism on the part of both white and black racists and addresses several recent events in the Bay Area involving race. He also addresses recent accusations that San Francisco State University English instructor George Mason Murray told his students to bring guns to campus, and denounces his alleged exhortations to violence. Alioto also discusses the issue of the need for an improved school curriculum with regard to African American history and the presence of narcotics in the black community. Concludes with Alioto saying, "given the combination of consistent and constant oral talk, somewhat irresponsible, directed to members in a tightly knit group, predicated along racist lines, and lines about the elimination of slave masters, given all of those things it seems that the public has a right to inquire as to whether or not this is an organization expressing political views or whether this is just another Murder, Inc., or just another bunch of thugs who are going to use guns illegally." Alioto receives a standing ovation. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from February 6th, 1970, featuring an official discussing a recent incident involving a disturbance caused by an imprisoned Black Panther Party member as he was being transported from jail to a court appearance. The official describes the attack and notes that it resulted in the injury of six deputies, and that he expects future disturbances, claiming that, "disorder is typical of their operation." Also contains footage from a press conference held on January 13th, 1970 featuring prominent African American lawyer and federal judge Cecil F. Poole discussing the Black Panther Party. Poole says, "the government feels that the Black Panthers represent the same kind of menace that did the Communist Party of the United States in the early 1950s and late 1940s and intend to treat them the same way," and remarks that he believes the government would like to "put them out of business." For more footage from the Cecil F. Poole interview see also KPIX report reference numbers 101114 and 101120. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.
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KPIX Eyewitness news report by Ben Williams from July 20th, 1973 featuring an interview given by Elaine Brown at a boycott of a Safeway at 27th and West streets in Oakland because the retail grocery chain has resisted demands by the United Farm Workers (UFW) to sell only grapes picked by their union. Brown discusses the intimidation tactics and violence being used against the United Farm Workers, while protesters, including Ericka Huggins and Elbert "Big Man" Howard, carry signs that read, "Boycott Safeway, Boycott Grapes." For more on the Safeway boycott please also see reference number KQN 1880-1. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from September 18th, 1971 featuring footage of a boycott of Bill's Liquor, an African-American-owned liquor store on Grove Street in Oakland, over the owner's refusal to make a weekly donation of money to the Black Panther Party's community initiatives, or "Survival Programs." Features scenes of the Black Panther Party distributing free goods, including groceries and shoes, to members of the black community at the rally. Includes an interview with liquor store owner Bill Boyette, who claims the rally is a "grand stand play" to win support for the Survival Programs by convincing the public that they're "a bunch of nice guys," when in fact Boyette believes that is a deliberate misrepresentation of the Black Panther Party. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness news report from September 27th, 1972 featuring a protest over the exploitation of the black community in Blaxploitation films. Protesters carry signs that read, "The Black Community Will Not Be Exploited Anymore!" Seale gives an interview in which he discusses the ways in which white producers exploit the black community to make Blaxploitation films. Seale says, "they use the black community to make the movies in the first place, so why can't the black community at least get a percentage back?" Seale proposes that the Black Panthers' Survival Programs should get a percentage of the profits from Blaxploitation genre films which could then be reinvested in the black community. Remastered, edited and catalogued for the web by Shira Peltzman.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 22nd 1969 by Ben Williams featuring a press conference by Black Panther Party Chief of Staff David Hilliard, who is proposing a prisoner exchange: if Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale are set free by the U.S. government, then North Vietnam will release a battalion of American soldiers. Hilliard explains that further details of this deal may be obtained from their Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver, who is currently in Algeria.... (more info)
433. PARAQUAT: DJ?s on radio station KOME had to dump their free paraquat testing program by San Jose State University chemistry students the Santa Clara district attorney?s office said it encourages the smoking of weed
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 19th 1974 featuring a brief interview with former Governor of California Pat Brown, who expresses confidence in the current gubernatorial campaign of his son Jerry Brown.... (more info)
KTVU News footage from 1967 featuring brief scenes from a press conference in which a young man wearing a beret which has a Black Panther Party symbol on it explains how they have been organizing patrols to monitor police activity (posibly in Richmond, East Bay area?). Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.... (more info)
RON News footage from September 27th 1966 featuring an interview with SFPD patrolman Alvin Johnson, who describes events leading up to his fatal shooting of teenager Matthew 'Peanut' Johnson (and the immediate aftermath), in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. This incident provoked a social uprising in the local community, which resulted in the National Guard being called out. It should be noted that this uprising (typically referred to as a "riot" by the media) was recorded as lasting for 128 hours, 146 people were arrested, two police officers were hurt and 42 African Americans were injured (10 from gunshot wounds). Also includes brief views of Matthew Johnson's body being stretchered off the hillside, in front of residents. Alvin Johnson died on October 25 1971, aged 56.... (more info)
Silent, color footage from the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco (1939/40), produced by Orville C. Goldner. Includes views of the Mexican, Colombian, Malaysian and Japanese pavilions and also of a Japanese culture parade. Ends with coverage of a soap box derby featuring introductions to the drivers, the weighing of vehicles, registration and crowds watching the downhill races.
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736. PAY FOR EMERGENCY: the Piedmont City Council has an ordinance to impose a psecial service charge - every property owner would be assessed the charge on each parcel he owns--Good v/o-front of City Hall firetruck police office typewriters Piedmont
761. PCP: another survey shows that jr & sr hi-school students are using PCP angel dust k-jay more than ever before in the Santa Clara valley...SOF spokesman from project DARE not just used by Latinos.
Excerpt from an episode of KPIX-TV's show People Are Talking in the Afternoon, featuring an interview with singer and songwriter Grace Slick, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on February 22nd 1984. Slick discusses her image as "the first lady of rock n roll" and also reflects on drug abuse.... (more info)
An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking show featuring an interview with the writer, historian and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on June 1st 1990. Includes scenes of Dr. Angelou discussing: the practice of stereotyping ("People put labels on people so they don't have to deal with the humanity ... The people who put the labels on are the ones whose lives are narrowed down into mean little corners."); the impact of her being sexually abused and raped as a child; the positive influence of Mrs. Bertha Flowers in helping her to regain her childhood voice; racism; motherhood; Malcolm X and coping with child abuse. Dr. Angelou also takes questions from the audience and reads aloud two of her poems: 'Seven Women's Blessed Assurance' and 'Human Family'.... (more info)
An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking, examining images and challenging stereotypes of black men in American society, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on January 15th 1988. Features discussion with members of the audience and guests Huey P. Newton, Ishmael Reed and Jawanza Kunjufu. This program was aired to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.... (more info)
An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking show about the impact of crack cocaine on Bay Area teenage users and their families, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on February 4th 1988. Features interviews with former crack users in rehab (Stephanie Bauer and Adam Hill), a mother of two brothers who were addicted (Dede Reinsmith) and Inspector Sergeant Rene LaPrevotte of SFPD. Also includes debate and questions from the studio audience.... (more info)
An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking show featuring an interview with the broadcast journalist and former CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite (1916-2009), presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on October 25th 1990. Includes scenes of Cronkite discussing: his childhood aspirations to be a journalist; his youth and education in Missouri and Texas; being a correspondent for United Press during World War II; his recollections of General George S. Patton; the first Gulf War; the 1983 US invasion of Grenada; issues of military censorship; the meaning of 'liberalism'; his wife Betsy Cronkite and family. Cronkite is joined by his friend the artist Ray Ellis, with whom he has just co-authored a book called 'West Wind'. They go on to talk about censorship of the arts.... (more info)
Excerpt of Willie Brown being interviewed by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on KPIX's morning show People Are Talking, in 1986. McGowan introduces Brown as: "One of the shrewdest, most dapper and controversial men ever to grace the halls of the California legislature" and in this segment they discuss his family and childhood experiences growing up in Mineola, Texas.
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KPIX's Emmy Award winning People's 5 report with Don Knapp from November 24th 1979, on the lifestyle and and political ambitions of the gay community in San Francisco. Opens with street scenes in the Castro neighborhood and an interview with Cleve Jones, who discusses the potential influence of the gay community on local politics and voting trends. Several lesbians (including Ann Kronenberg) describe the challenges they face being accepted in society and also explain how their priorities and life experiences diverge from those of gay men. Also includes footage from 1978 of a spirited debate between Harvey Milk and John Briggs, hosted by Richard Hart, in which they clash over issues relating to Proposition 6 and the rights of gays and lesbians to teach in classrooms. San Francisco's mayor George Moscone is seen briefly playing basketball in 1978 and discussing what he considers to be appropriate behavior for politicians. Ends with views of a candlelight march from the Castro to City Hall on November 27th 1979 to remember Milk and Moscone, on the first anniversary of their murders.... (more info)
Silent KRON-TV news footage from May 1969 featuring many scenes of young people planting crops, relaxing and socializing in Berkeley's People's Park, before they were forcibly removed by authorities later that month. Ends with brief views of the same location which has been fenced off and is being patrolled by National Guardsmen.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 17th 1971 by Christopher Chow featuring the controversy surrounding the future of People's Park in Berkeley. Includes views of the park, a press conference with councilman D'Army Bailey (who feels that the park is distracting attention from more pressing issues) and an interview with a student.... (more info)
Silent KRON-TV news footage from May 1969 featuring many scenes of young people planting crops, relaxing and socializing in Berkeley's People's Park Mobile Annex. This strip of land to the north west of UC Berkeley's main campus, adjacent to Hearst Avenue, was occupied and cultivated after activists had been forcibly removed from People's Park earlier that month. It was enlarged and eventually became Ohlone Park.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from May 14th 1969 in Berkeley featuring brief scenes from a press conference by a student activist, explaining the importance of People's Park. She states that: "People are very committed to this park and feel that they will do whatever they can ... to defend the park ... The one free place where people can do what they wanna do and feel liberated."... (more info)
1072. PEOPLE?S TEMPLE MONEY: the federal gov?t is finally tabulating the cost of recovering (G.B) there estimated at four point million dollars the gov?t was criticized for not trying to revover the cost from P.T. assets.
1073. PEOPLE?S TEMPLE MONEY: the federal gov?t is finally tabulating the cost of recovering (G.B.) there estimated at four point million dollars the gov?t was criticized for not trying to revover the costs from P.T. assets.
KPIX News interview from 1962 with Peregrine Worsthrone (deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph newspaper in England), who gives his impressions of US political conventions and the selection process for choosing Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees. He comments that: "It's very different from the kind of way we go about it. We choose our political leaders within the parliamentary party ... There's no public fuss or no commotion about it. It is really much more of a smoke filled room business in England than you have over here."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 11th 1969 by Ben Williams featuring scenes of Congressman Pete McCloskey chopping down a power pole in Woodside (San Mateo County, California) and praising the local community for campaigning to have unsightly power lines re-routed underground. An onlooker comments as McCloskey is swinging his axe with gusto: "That's pretty good for a city fella!"... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from March 20th 1971 featuring an interview with Peter Behr, in which he states that conservationists should be more ambitious and forceful in their political campaigning for the environment.... (more info)
KPIX-TV Action Line report from October 22nd 1969 by Helen Bentley, featuring an interview with Chairman of the 'Save Our Seashore' campaign Peter Behr. He explains the importance of next month's committee vote in the House of Representatives, on whether to raise the amount of money that may be appropriated for National Seashores. This will have a huge local impact on the currently unfinished Federal preserve of Point Reyes National Seashore.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 24th 1969 featuring a press conference by Chairman of the 'Save Our Seashore' campaign Peter Behr, about the need to secure funds for Point Reyes National Seashore. He explains that if $38 million dollars isn't found immediately to purchase 30,000 acres of land which remains in private ownership, then: "What began as a moral commitment on the part of the government, will end as a significant conservation tragedy.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from August 8th 1970 featuring interviews with Congressman Philip Burton and State Assemblyman Willie Brown, who explain their opposition to proposed tax increases by Californian Governor Ronald Reagan.... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report featuring scenes of protesters speaking, marching, picketing and scuffling with riot police at SF State College, including a struggle by students to climb a flagpole and fix an American flag to it. Also features an outdoor press conference by the Black Students Union in which George Mason Murray declares: "The goal of all the black people who have struck at SF State is the seizure of power so that we can implement the 10-point set of demands of the BSU."... (more info)
KPIX Eyewitness News report from October 22nd 1969 by Don Knapp in San Francisco featuring the aftermath of a pie fight at the opening of the 13th San Francisco Film Festival. Includes interviews with a bemused police officer (covered in pie), columnist Herb Caen and others guests arriving on the scene.... (more info)
1574. PIGTAILS: Naomi Williams and her parents are suing San Mateo county & a sheriff?s deputy for over-reacting to an argument involving her brother - the officer puuled a large peice of her hair out.