Please note: there are occasional sound and picture faults throughout this clip, caused by warpage of the original 16mm film stock. KRON-TV Shell News Report from 1957, presented by Tom Franklin, reviewing local news items in the Bay Area. This daily report shows views of the San Francisco Chronicle's City Room and includes news features relating to: abandoning the 'scramble' system of pedestrians crossing streets in downtown San Francisco; Private William Gerard's return to San Francisco following a criminal conviction in Korea; a presentation of the Eureka passenger ferry to the San Francisco Maritime Museum; Golden Gate Park's buffalo herd; Circuit Judge Tom P. Brady (Mississippi) speaking in favor of racial segregation at the Commonwealth Club; Governor Walter A. Gordon (U.S. Virgin Islands) speaking for integration; the murder on Dunes Beach (San Mateo) of Mrs Carola Hartog; a Billy Graham speech to ministers in San Francisco; a Jewish New Year ceremony at Temple Sherith Israel in San Francisco; the last game of the San Francisco Seals in San Francisco; racing from Golden Gate Fields and comic scenes of Franklin interviewing cyclist Ron Wollen of Brooklyn, whilst riding his bike along a city street.
The Bay Area TV Archive’s digitization projects are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
For questions or comments about the Bay Area Television Archive, contact Alex Cherian, Bay Area Television Archivist, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 415-405-5565.