KRON-TV news footage from July 24th 1969 featuring scenes from around San Francisco immediately after the 9:50am splashdown of the Apollo 11 crew in the central Pacific Ocean. Alarms for the civil defense network can be heard blaring, as they began a 4 minute official test, which was really a tribute to the safe return of American astronauts to Earth, from their moon landing on July 20th. There are views of ticker tape streaming down from windows downtown, of people cheering on sidewalks and watching the news through TV store windows and there are sounds of church bells ringing and a city wide hullabaloo. It should be noted that the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper edition for July 25 1969 (page 7) stated that according to television network annoncers: "Of all of the civic welcomes [for Apollo 11] San Francisco was the greatest." Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.
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