50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge (VIDEO)

50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge (VIDEO)

 

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“Golden Gate Bridge at 50: Her Story. Her Secrets”

“A KRON-TV special program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on May 27th 1987, presented by Sylvia Chase and Jim Paymar. Includes a detailed history of the bridge’s construction using interviews, photographs and archival footage from the 1930s. Also features scenes from the bridge’s opening on May 27th 1937, a report on how the bridge is America’s most popular place to commit suicide and reflections on immigration from San Francisco State University’s President Dr. Chia-Wei Woo, who arrived in San Francisco by ship from Shanghai (China) in 1955. He and local Asian Americans have set up cultural and student exchanges, in part to make amends for the indignities suffered by Chinese American immigrants who were placed in detention on Angel Island during the period 1909-40, some for up to 3 years. This program was written and produced by Ian Pearson.”  (From The SF Bay Area TV Archive.)

This video is presented courtesy of KRON-TV & The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive, based at San Francisco State University.   Copyright is held by KRON-TV.

Leonard LibraryEstablished in 1982 by Helene Whitson, The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive is a unique moving image collection presenting sixty years of social history and cultural revolution in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 4000 hours of local news film, documentaries and other programs have been donated to the J. Paul Leonard Library by broadcasters, production companies and private individuals, to be preserved as an academic resource.  It’s a fabulous collection and a MUST SEE!

 

www.ktvu.com_cd2be1c28b9e4c85a466207b53658e5aElaine Corral Climbs The Bridge

Click the PLAY button to watch a video of KTVU’s Elaine Corral reporting on 50th Anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge construction.

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