"I'd organize hell." Saul Alinksy

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KPIX-TV documentary film from 1966 about the American community organizer and writer Saul Alinsky. Features extended interviews with Alinksy at his home in Carmel, California on wide ranging issues such as poverty, injustice, his Industrial Areas Foundation and U.S. policy in Vietnam. This film was produced by Caryl Coleman and directed by Dick Williams. Commentary is provided by John H. Bunzel, of San Francisco State College.

Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Date aired
1966
Recording medium
16mm b&w optical sound film
25:12
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CBS5 KPIX-TV
Type of material
documentary film
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3103

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Interesting to find that KPIX did a documentary about Alinsky.  Today I was looking through my very old color slides and found several I took during an interview with him in the old Van Ness studios.  It was part of the series produced by the Northern California Council of Churches, my employer.  I remember picking him and his wife up at San Francisco Airport and taking them directly to the studio.  Date,  Kodak helpfully dated slides back then.  December 1966.  I call it my "Saul Wants You" photo, he is pointing directly into the camera lens.

very good..thanks for sharing this

I had never really knew what Saul Alinsky was about.  Seems like a timely topic.  Although, he is something of an awkward interview.  John H. Bunzel didn't help much.

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