San Francisco State - President Smith

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President Robert Smith discusses disruption on the San Francisco State College campus with reporters at a press conference. He is seen arriving and talking to assembled press and photographers. Much of this footage offers close ups and some medium shots of Smith as he identifies what he feels are the underlying problems causing the unrest. He talks about external factors that may be provoking the anger of black students and emphasizes the need to establish a safe environment on campus. He also states that he doesn't have the authority to re-instate George Murray. Smith answers a great variety of questions, including those relating to Black Panther activity and towards the end of the press conference, he is clearly sweating. After the questions have finished he gets up and leaves. Some close ups of Smith are slightly out of focus.

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16mm, b&w magnetic sound film
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archival news film
KQN 112

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