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  • MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour 4/3/1987

    MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour 4/3/1987

    This edition of the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour covers a variety of topics, including a spy affair at the Moscow embassy, an interview with Jimmy Carter about the Middle East, the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a congressional special election in San Francisco, and The PTL Club televangelist scandal. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: John Davis interview]

    [The 90’s raw: John Davis interview]

    John Davis assassination theorist. Home movie footage from San Francisco and an interview with author John Davis. Continue reading

  • Dead Action

    Dead Action

    Documentary about the San Francisco County Jails, which house people convicted of minor crimes such as theft and prostitution. The tape mainly argues (through interviews) that most of the inmates are in jail because they are poor and that the prison system only exacerbates the problem. Continue reading

  • The Real Realness Of The Higher Highness

    The Real Realness Of The Higher Highness

    Documentary about a festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in August 1976. Continue reading

  • [Dan Quayle on ABC news]

    Peter Jennings reports live from San Francisco after the “Great Quake of ’89.” He interviews Vice President Dan Quayle about the government’s role in rebuilding the area. Jennings presses Quayle for specific answers, but Quayle only responds in sound bytes, repeatedly bringing up the “spirit of volunteerism”, announcing that “preparation pays off”, and stating vaguely that “the federal government will be a partner in the reconstruction.” Continue reading

  • Kerouac

    A documentary about the seminal beat novelist, Jack Kerouac, that combines narration and current interviews with vintage footage, interviews, still photos, and excepts and dramatic re-enactments from some of Kerouac’s autobiographical novels; including Maggie Cassidy, Dr. Sax, Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Vanity of Duluoz, Desolation Angels, Dharma Bums, Big Sur, On the Road, and The Town and the City. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0829: My Mother Married Wilbur Stump

    Image Union, episode 0829: My Mother Married Wilbur Stump

    A documentary/video diary of a widowed woman’s late-in-life romance with musician Wilbur Stump, the “dean of San Francisco pianobar entertainers.” The woman, who is also the videomaker’s mother, recalls how she met Stump, Stump’s alcoholism, and their life together; friends and colleagues remember Stump’s music and his relationship with his wife. The video consists mostly of current interviews; some home movies and videos are shown throughout. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: AIDS protest in San Francisco]

    [The 90’s raw: AIDS protest in San Francisco]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Activists demonstrate in the streets of San Francisco demanding more research to fight AIDS. The camera is pretty passive and the sound is bad, so it’s pretty hard to tell what’s going on; the tape is mostly just shots of police and people standing around shouting. Continue reading