Open Line: U.S. Prostitutes Collective

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An episode of KTVU's Open Line program from 1983 produced and hosted by Johnny Barnes Selvin, featuring a discussion about allegations of police brutality, racism and illegal arrests against prostitutes by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). Opens with brief scenes of members and supporters of U.S. Prostitutes Collective (US PROS) demonstrating outside San Francisco's Hall of Justice and continues with head of US PROS Margaret Prescod and Chief of SFPD Vice Crimes Bureau Lt. William Grosward debating and answering live questions from callers realting to issues such as: the economics of prostitution (and "Reagan's Girls"); how the grievances of prostitutes are handled by SFPD; the influence of pimps and general public perceptions of prostitution. Executive Producer on this program was Ian Zellick. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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3/4-inch Umatic videotape
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Fox Television Stations, LLC/KTVU
Type of material
Special Program

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