George Moscone begins campaigning for governor (1972)

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KPIX-TV news footage from March 17 1972 with reporter Rollin Post, who follows California State Senator George Moscone on a trip from the Bay Area down to Los Angeles, as he begins campaigning for Governor 2 years in advance of the election. Includes scenes of: Moscone and his staff working on the flight to Los Angeles; Moscone being interviewed by Post as they drive around Los Angeles; arriving at Santa Monica Community College and speaking at a voter registration rally; speaking with a student called Laurie Colter; meeting with entrepreneur Byron Lasky and visiting the Los Angeles Times, to speak with their editorial board. Moscone explains why he's begun campaigning so early to raise his profile in Southern California, which he's visiting on a weekly basis and also acknowledges the risk of his burning out before 1974. Post ends by summarizing the rest of Moscone's busy schedule that day and emphasizes that: "It's a long road for an election that doesn't happen until 1974. If he doesn't become governor, it isn't because he hasn't tried." Note that Moscone had abandoned his bid to be governor by 1974 and went on to be elected Mayor of San Francisco in 1975. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note: this film reversal print was re-transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using our Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in March 2021.

16mm color reversal print, with co-magnetic soundtrack
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mp4 file
local newsfilm
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KPIX 107870

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