Debates & sit-downs at SF State

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KTVU News report from December 11th 1967 at San Francisco State College, which opens with scenes of Leo McClatchy speaking from an outdoor podium in response to the Trustees regulations about how undertaking campus disruption will be disciplined: “Quite frankly … I have serious reservations as to whether or not these sections if tested in the courts would stand.” He is followed by Walcott Beatty who asks people to remain calm and not to participate in mass demonstrations and then condemns the recent actions of the Trustees and Governor Ronald Reagan. An angry faculty member climbs onto the podium calling protesters “politically naïve” and a “silent muddle” before being allowed to explain why he believes how staging a sit-in at the Administration Building would be counter productive to their goals. President John Summerskilll is seen telling students they need to appoint members of their own judiciary board to deal with suspensions. Ends with views of protesters entering the Administration Building, arguing with officials and staging a sit-in.

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archival newsfilm
16mm b&w, co-magnetic sound film
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Cox Enterprises Inc/KTVU
Date aired
Originally aired on
KTVU 12-2

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