Harvey Milk Meets John Briggs (Updated a year ago)
Excerpt of a KPIX-TV special report from September 6th 1978 by Richard Hart in San Francisco featuring scenes from a debate between Harvey Milk and John Briggs, in which they clash over issues relating to Proposition 6 and the rights of gays and lesbians to teach in classrooms. Briggs states early on that: "I care about this country and I care about the family. And I really, sincerely, honestly and truly believe, from the bottom of my heart, that homosexuality is a real threat to the survival of this country." The segment ends with Milk challenging Briggs veracity: "You know you're lying! You know you're changing the statements around ... just like you shifted the money around in your campaigns ... You talk about morality and I question what is your real motive behind it. What is your real ambitions behind this?"
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on December 20, 2013.
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV
- Date aired: 8/6/78
- Recording medium: 16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Duration: 2:54
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- KPIX 141452.mp4 (24.62 MB – MPEG4 video)
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