Assignment Four - Shepherd of the Streets

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A KRON-TV Assignment Four documentary report from 1966, narrated by Art Brown, featuring a look at the work of Reverend Donald E. Stuart (1922-2014) for the San Francisco Council of Churches Night Ministry. Includes scenes of Rev. Stuart: walking on the streets of the Tenderloin neighborhood; speaking with a drunk in a hotel; meeting people at Bunnys Coffee Shop and the Intersection Coffee House and chatting with a prostitute (who turned away a client to speak with him). At one point Stuart states that the church: "Should be available to people whenever they need it." He also reflects that people tend to feel more vulnerable to loneliness and despair at night. Note that Rev. Stuart was Night Minister from 1964-76. This film was written and produced by Bob Anderson, directed by Vern Louden, edited by Marie Looney and shot by John Hines. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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Recording medium
16mm color optical sound film
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Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
Type of material
documentary program
KRON 470

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