Assignment Four - Free Speech or Anarchy? (Rough Cut)

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Rough cut edit (derived from a 16mm film negative) of a KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary from 1964, which examines issues relating to The Free Speech Movement (FSM) student protest, which took place during the 1964–1965 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Students insisted that the university administration lift the ban of on-campus political activities and acknowledge their right to free speech and academic freedom. Includes silent/sound views of the March 1964 Sheraton-Palace Hotel protests in San Francisco, large student protests (marching, picketing, dancing, sit-ins), police arrests, the UC Berkeley campus and interviews with: Chancellor Clark Kerr; Art Goldberg; Jack Weinberg; Jackie Goldberg; Mario Savio; Assemblyman Don Mulford; Governor Pat Brown and others. Please note: at one point Bobby Seale appears on-camera, visible to the side and listening as an angry protestor is interviewed in a crowd (18:15-18:45). This film was written and produced by Al Berglund, narrated by Jerry Jensen, edited by Jay Hansell and directed by Vern Louden. To date, we haven't found the finished, 16mm broadcast film print of this Assignment Four episode.

Type of material
documentary film
16mm b&w negative film, magnetic sound
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Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Date aired
Originally aired on
KRON 518

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