Episode from KRON-TV's Decades series made in 1999 which uses original news footage and contemporary interviews to reflect on Bay Area history from 1910-1919, including issues relating to: the opening of Angel Island as an immigration station; the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition; womens right to vote; the sinking of the pasenger cruise liner RMS Titanic in 1912; the Hetch Hetchy reservior system; the impact of major engineering and public works projects on San Francisco's development; the pilot Lincoln Beachey's life, exploits and death; World War I; Labor disputes; the 1916 Preparedness Day Parade Bombing; the Barbary Coast entertainment district; a flu epidemic and the development of jazz music in San Francisco. Also features interviews with: Gray Brechin; Dr. Kevin Starr; Sue Englander; Gladys Hansen; Donna Ewald; Frank Marrero; Professor Robert Cherny; Tom Stoddard; Daniel Bacon and Robert Plank. This program was produced and written by Ken Swartz, narrated by Gina Taylor and edited by Heid Schmidt Emberling. This Emmy Award winning series from Executive Producer Jim Swanson traced the rich history of San Francisco throughout the Twentieth Century. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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