California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
City officials and protest organizers speak about the violent battle to maintain People's Park for the community. During the People's Park crisis, several spokesmen emerged representing different factions in Berkeley. The Mayor of Berkeley, Wallace Johnson, spoke for the City Administration; the Chancellor of the Berkeley campus, Roger Heyns, spoke for the University Administration; Frank Bardacke spoke for the People's Park Negotiating Committee; and the President of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, Charles Palmer, represented the student government. On May 26, 1969 these four spokesmen met to discuss the crisis for two hours and their meeting was broadcast live on KPFA (and on KQED television). This program includes significant excerpts from that meeting. This program was aired a year after the incident, as part of a series of programs on Pacifica Radio's KPFA-FM examining what happened that day. Produced by Claude Marks.