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  • About Race
    About Race

    Rising above stereotypes and sensationalism, the five-part news series About Race is a refreshing inquiry into racial understanding. An eight-month effort produced exceptional results, both in viewer responses and in community involvement. For example, to date more than 100 area schools have requested copies of the program. The effort commenced with a 13-minute news segment in its first installment, and totaled nearly 60 minutes total in the first week. The station’s diligence was further demonstrated by a successful effort to gain access to a workplace dialogue group willing to openly discuss issues of race. The power of the series rests... read more

  • Assignment Four
    Assignment Four

    Since 1960, KRON-TV’s Assignment Four has undertaken the ambitious project of producing a thought-provoking, half-hour documentary 52 weeks a year and has aired it in prime time as a public service for the greater San Francisco Bay Region audience. The subjects range from culture to controversy, and they are produced with a news gathering skill that has made them required viewing for all well-informed San Franciscans. In recognition, a Peabody Award for TV local public service.... read more

  • I Want to Go Home
    I Want to Go Home

    It is too easy and convenient to write off the homeless as lazy, stupid, and worthless because, then, they do not have to be viewed as humans and their tragedy need not trouble society and its elected officials. Politicians have been doing that for nearly ten years in an effort to convince us that the homeless are merely living out their own inadequacies. But, in some cases, they are simply victims of circumstance. And the fastest growing segment of the homeless population is children. What did they do to deserve their lot? Herb Dudnick, Jonathon Dann, and their colleagues at... read more

  • Politics of Poison
    Politics of Poison

    KRON-TV used the multi-talented John D. Ravinovitch to put together a frightening appraisal of the results of herbicide spraying in northern California. The resulting documentary was television at its best. Narrator Michael Learned was an ideal choice in bringing the picture and narrative into gripping focus and the result was a television presentation which the Peabody Board found worthy of all the recognition possible. To KRON-TV, a Peabody Award for Politics of Poison.... read more

  • St. Paul Sunday
    St. Paul Sunday

    For 15 years Minnesota Public Radio’s Saint Paul Sunday has provided listeners with extraordinary access to the world’s finest classical musicians. The luminaries presented by Bill McGlaughlin, host since the show’s inception, include cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell: violinists Joseph Silverstein, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Pamela Frank pianists Marian McPartland, Charles Rosen, Yefim Bronfman, Garrick Ohlsson, and Claude Franke; and the Julliard, Emerson, Cleveland, and Kronos String Quartets. Sopranos Dawn Upshaw and Benita Valente and baritones Thomas Hampson and Sanford Sylvan have also graced the program. Saint Paul Sunday presents emerging new talent as well as commissioned classical... read more

  • Students Rising Above
    Students Rising Above

    Beating the Odds, the theme of KRON-TV’s public service series Students Rising Above, highlights the incredible obstacles faced by at-risk high school students in the San Francisco area on a daily basis. These students, many of whom live below the federal poverty line, confront homelessness, domestic abuse, and similar issues with determination and a positive attitude. Some raise younger siblings by themselves while maintaining 3.0 GPAs and holding down part-time jobs. Others work multiple jobs, leading productive lives without assistance from family or social agencies. Producers Wendy Tokuda and Dana Rebbman and reporters Noel Cisneros and Catherine Heenan show how... read more