Problem with Hunters Point Pool Filter

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KPIX Eyewitness News project from August 21st 1968 in San Francisco by Mike Lee featuring problems with the recently inaugurated Martin Luther King Memorial outdoor swimming pool in Bayview Hunters Point. Sand is accumulating in the pool because a valve in the filtration system is broken. Includes views of Isaiah Nelson teaching local youth to swim (holding their breath underwater) and of sand being dredged from the pool. Also an interview with Jesse Fugaria, who explains that the pool was opened by Mayor Alioto too soon, before the filter system could be fully tested by installation engineers. Note that Lee states in his voiceover that the pool: "Was financed primarily through private grants, including $25,000 from Warner Brothers and $5000 from comedian Woody Allen (see newsfilm reference number KTVU 1-19). The rest of the money remains somewhat of a mystery."

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
2:55
16mm b&w magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
8/21/1968
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 36397
Views
2825

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