The murder of Barry Fong-Torres

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KPIX-TV news fragments from June 27 1972 with reporters Christopher Chow and Mike Lee, featuring a report on tensions in San Francisco's Chinatown and the murder yesterday of youth worker Barry Fong-Torres. Fong-Torres was shot to death at point-blank range on the doorstep of his apartment on 16th Avenue in the Sunset District, the day before he was scheduled to appear on a KGO radio interview about Chinese youth gangs. This clip includes views of Chinatown and a brief interview with Barry Fong-Torres, taken from footage shot by Christopher Chow in September 1971. Ends with Chow reflecting on the social challenges that Chinatown is currently facing. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
6/27/1972
Format
16mm color positive magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Duration
1:40
Identifier
KPIX 108795
Views
982

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