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Eye On The Bay: From The Archives - 2/3/12

Brian Hackney uncovers 60 years of lost, never seen since it aired, film featuring famous bay area people, places and events.

VIDEO: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

CBS 5 was the first television station on the air in Northern California, and since its inaugural broadcast of December 22, 1948, it has amassed a huge collection of news and entertainment archives, many of them never seen since they were first broadcast.  Tonight, Brian Hackney dusts off just a few of these gems, among them, a vintage 1968 interview with Woody Allen (in town to shoot 'Take The Money And Run'), a 1985 appearance by newcomer Jim Carrey doing a spectacular impression of Jimmy Stewart in "Harvey", and the legendary Belva Davis recounting her experiences as the Western U.S.'s first African-American female broadcast journalist. Ross McGowan turns up as well, marking his first time inside the KPIX studios in twenty years.  Brian Hackney writes, reports, and produces the show, which we hope will be the first of many.

Bay Area TV Archives at San Francisco State University:

Belva Davis:

A sample of Ed Arnow's recent work (just one of many):

A nice article from 2009 about Ross:

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