Interview with Belva Davis (1999)

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Raw KRON-TV news footage from March 22nd 1999 featuring scenes from an interview with TV journalist Belva Davis, who has recently announced her "semi-retirement" from television. Davis talks with Pam Moore and Craig Franklin about: her work ethic; the challenges she faced in being the first African American woman TV journalist on the West Coast, hired by KPIX-TV in 1966; specific incidents of racism and and sexism that she faced during her career; her experience of being kicked out of the 1964 Republican National Convention at San Francisco's Cow Palace with radio journalist Louis Freeman; her professional role models (including the Sun Reporter's Edith Austin); her passion for political reporting; working with Ben Williams and Fred Zehnder at KPIX-TV; support from the African American community that helped Davis achieve her goals; a negative hiring experience at KGO early in her career; her father (John Melton); her husband (Bill Moore) and notable people she's interviewed over the years. Please note this interview was conducted by in a dark office and the exposure levels were very low. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Originally aired on
KRON-TV
Date aired
3/22/1999
Recording medium
BetaSP videotape
33:54
Rights for this video belong to
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
local newsfilm
Identifier
belva-409
Views
1403

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