Ron Dellums Interview On House Armed Services Committee

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KRON-TV footage from April 21st 1993 featuring scenes from an interview with Ron Dellums (1935-2018), the chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.  Belva Davis asks him about the potential closure of Bay Area naval bases, the status of gay personel in the armed forces and his relative influence on politics as chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Dellums provides a detailed summary of what's currently happening with regard to the Navy's options about retaining or disposing of bases, emphasizes his support for gay people in the armed services and claims that: "I didn't go to Washington to become a controversial personality. I went to Washington to confront my colleagues with controversial ideas." He also reflects on his status as one of the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Congress. Ends with brief views of Dellums talking about media relations with Davis. Note that Dellums was a member of the House of Representatives for the 7th, 8th and 9th Congressional Districts of California between 1971-1998 and went on to become the 48th Mayor of Oakland from 2007-2011. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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