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tackling the problem and the treatment of saving the lives takes priority. for a closer look at the issue, we met the people on the front line, examining why other cities are looking here to find out what is working.>> reporter: springtime, san francisco. so many angles are connected to one goal. saving lives. from south of market to the pacific. on this day, and invitation into the world of black tar heroin. it is melted and then injected. if you actually get out of the car and listen, you can hear the sad songs and the stories and faces of addiction.>> these
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are everyday people, like you and me.>> reporter: the medical director for the san francisco fire department, teaming up with the department of health to launch the ms six. one paramedic and one outreach worker, and the mission is to reach the high risk users, the 911 system connection with service. >> one thing is that people want help. people that have had an acute overdose or 4 to 5 times more likely to have another one that is fatal.>> reporter: nickless is a young man that says he comes from a good family, and now wakes up every morning. >> i like to get high, and that is what i chose. anything that happens to me, jail, freezing cold at night, starving, it is worth it.
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narcan is a lifesaver.>> reporter: narcan reduces and reverses the effect of the opioid overdose. >> we have had over 2000 overdose is reversed in the city of san francisco sense 2003. >> reporter: the nonprofit with that help of the public health coordinates the use of narcan in the city.>> the idea is that you get is much into the high risk of community as possible, and flood it in the hopes that anytime and overdose is witnessed, someone has one.>> reporter: in the year 2000, 120 people died in san francisco from heroin overdose. and in 2014 the number dropped to 30. despite that, the argument out there is whether or not narcan
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allows the addiction cycle to continue. >> i disagree. i think that having the fire extinguisher in the kitchen is a good idea, and not more likely to light your dinner on fire.>> reporter: the doctor says that the heroin use has spiked in neighborhoods all over the city.>> we've seen a transition, and as we have tried to clamp down on the opiate prescribing, and we have expanded the pool of those that are on opiates. >> reporter: they are now advising doctors not to prescribe opiates for chronic pain in most situations.>> some of these people that are dependent on the opioids, they end up reverting to the street opiates. the market for the opioids has changed, and there are a lot more opioids on the street and
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there used to be.>> reporter: a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opiates, the drug overdose reached a new peak in 2014, 47,055 people, or the equivalent of 125 americans every day. in san francisco, the landscape looks different as the city fight back against the opioid overdose deaths, saving the lives is a priority.>> when i go to the conference is people want to hear what we are doing here.>> reporter: doctor judith martin says that the city is leading the way.>> offer medication and treatment on demand, same-day access.>> reporter: in saving lives, 62 reported bystander new lots own
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-- naloxone reported. >> 599 reversals and 400 rescues by the paramedics. >> reporter: the popularity is now becoming a problem. they say that the narcan is getting more expensive, and so the dope project is struggling to meet the demand of the groups that handed out for free. >> it is $15 per file, and each kit that we distribute has two vials, so that is $30 for one kit. if we give out thousands of year, and i care.>> reporter: it is frustrating because narcan has a much deeper value. >> we are empowering those that use the drugs, stigmatized and marginalized in the society, we are giving them a tool to take care of themselves.
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>> reporter: for nicholas clark, he says he has described and tried to get off of the heroin, as it is described for the body, mind and soul. >> the thing about heroin is that it never ends. the life is full of dissatisfaction. and in order to be in possession of that kind of dissatisfaction, you have to give up anything and everything you care about. it is a real ripoff.>> reporter: the story of opiate addiction, from the streets to the nonprofits, medics and doctors. >> if people don't survive, that is the tragedy. they never get a chance. back you start asking yourself why am i even hear.>> exactly, and if we are not here to help
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people to get a chance, then i don't know what we are doing.>> reporter: holding out a hand, hoping that someone grabbed hold and never let go.>> coming up, and heroin is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to fighting opiate
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we are talking about the overdosed reversal drug narcan, or naloxone .>> reporter: 1:00 in the afternoon, a man gets on
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the public bus, finds a seat in takes a sip of his drink. and what the surveillance video captures next is shocking. this is the 25-year-old, michael, shooting heroin into his arm, and you see the effects of the drug, and he passes out into the aisle overdosing. but he does not die, and the drug called naloxone , also known as narcan saved him.>> is someone is not awake or not breathing because of the opiate, they can get the naloxone and it will snap them out of it. >> reporter: and because of this drug, he was able to stand and walk off the bus. but the story is the same all across the country, including in the bay area.
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naloxone is given away for free, carried by the first responders with one goal, saving lives. >> the opiate binds to a receptor in the brain and has the cause and effect, and the naloxone will go in and block the receptor so that the opiate cannot bind to the receptor.>> reporter: it comes in a nasal spray for a bye with a syringe. the first responder or even a bystander can safely and legally sprayed the naloxone into a person's nose, or injected into a muscle. it works fast.>> the people wake up in a matter of minutes.>> reporter: and dope stands for drug overdose prevention education.>> we work to ensure that the drug users and san francisco and any other potential overdose bystander, or someone that witnesses and overdose is equipped with the education to use the naloxone .
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>> reporter: according to the doctor with the san francisco public health department, the side effects of the naloxone can feel awful, but it keeps the heroin addicts from dying. >> nobody wants to be administered naloxone because it causes the opiate withdrawal. it is not something they like to get. you feel terrible and you are nauseated, vomiting, sweaty and you feel like you are going to die. >> reporter: which supporters say that it is exactly why the argument that naloxone encourages drug use is not accurate . >> naloxone is an extremely uncomfortable, awful experience for people that have administered to them, and it put you into withdrawal. it makes you incredibly sick. people do not want it administered to them, and people do not use drugs excessively in order to have naloxone given to them.
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>> reporter: and although naloxone does not address the addiction, it does keep the person alive for when or if the person decides to seek help. and part of the group's goal is to educate the drug users, family and friends about naloxone because they are the people most likely to step in and save the life of someone that is overdosing. >> the programs or to empower people that use drugs with this tool, and they are the most likely first responders, and they are the people there when someone is in trouble. a part of our work is about giving people respect and dignity, and to have control over their own lives.>> reporter: we have been talking about heroin, but there is another opiate that is reaching epidemic proportions, and most people have not even heard of it, fentanyl, 50 times stronger
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than heroin.>> dozens of people right here in northern california have overdosed recently without even realizing what they were taking. back i have died about three times. it is euphoric, and you are in a literal dream state of mind. that stuff is no joke. vietnam. >> reporter: this man goes by the name "easy" and he was working on skyscrapers, and two car accidents got him hooked on prescription pain pills, which led to heroin and shooting up on the streets. fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, 100 times stronger than morphine, typically given to cancer patients through a patch, but it is also being placed into the counterfeit
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prescription painkillers. >> they look just like the real thing.>> reporter: dr. david goldstein says it is hard to tell the difference.>> people buy them and think they are hydrocodone and they in fact have fentanyl.>> reporter: putting out alerts following seven fentanyl overdoses sense of march, 14 died and 52 overdoses in the sacramento area. last summer heroin was laced with it not, hitting san francisco -- heroin laced with vietnam -- fentanyl and it hit san francisco hard. eliza wheeler is manager of the dope project, and they give narcan, naloxone for free .
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>> this was the worst time of it, people were overdosing left and right.>> reporter: when fentanyl ravaged the city, they reversed 25 overdoses in three months. back 325 in one summer, and that would have been a national crisis.>> reporter: now they are worried about another crisis because they believe that the recent overdoses are linked because the pills have a similar marking. >> we do not want people getting pills off of the streets. >> reporter: they say that fentanyl is likely produced in china, shipped through mexico .>> they can purchase a kilogram of fentanyl from overseas for approximately $3300 wholesale, generating over $1 million in revenue off of that kilogram of fentanyl.>>
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reporter: fentanyl is reaching all corners of the country, and in san francisco they availability of naloxone has helped to save lives when the emergencies happen. >> we have the established naloxone program, and we are not seeing the death that other places are.>> that might kill them because little do they know that there is fentanyl in it.>> reporter: after living on the streets for year, easy is tired, and says he would rather be working on the skyscrapers again rather than shooting up to get high.>> heroin and opioid addiction does not affect just the drug user. >> it impacts the family,
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heroin addiction can rip a family apart, and emotions fluctuate from the lows, to the highs, and back to the lows. since her brother died of an overdose, she is shared in her book, witnessing heroin taking over the lives of the loved ones. >> reporter: pat was my youngest brother. the youngest of four. he was so full of life. he was funny, and a jokester, and incredibly athletic. he would jump off of a roof, out of a tree, and really so gentle, and had such a loving and sweet quality. the path that he took was something that none of us could have anticipated. >> what happened in early
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2009?>> i find out that he had been battling an addiction to painkillers, and he was a few years in at that point, but we did not know that he had switched from abusing the prescription painkillers to heroin. he overdosed more times probably than we knew about. and they were able to get him to the hospital in time, and he had a court date the next morning, and the judge ordered him into a 30 day outpatient clinic. and he was supposed to live with my mom and she would drive him to rehab, and that happened and he completed the program, and i think we thought that he was better. he wasn't. two weeks later, he went back to la and overdosed on heroin and died.>> reporter: over the days and weeks, how did you
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feel? was their anger toward the drug, toward your brother, toward his friends or girlfriend? take us back to those emotions.>> i was completely numb. it felt like a dream, something that could not possibly be true. it is just black and dark. i think i blocked out a lot of the memories of him because it was so inconceivable to me that i could lose him.>> reporter: do you think that pat lost control of his life, or that heroin to control of his life?>> i think both. he was so young when he died, and when he started using the prescription pain killers that caused a change in his brain. at that age, the brain is not fully developed, and when you add something powerful like an opioid in the mix, it changes the brain and i think he was taken over by it.
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i want to understand how that happened to him, so i started going through papers, and i found a journal that he kept for many years.>> reporter: what did he write about? >> he wrote about the pain of being addicted, and how he wanted to die because it was so painful.>> recently, we met heroin addicts on the street, quite the different picture. it tells two different stories but they are tied to this one drug. you have talked with other addicts out there, and do they have something, and that you have noticed in your discussions with them? weather on the streets or in the suburbs?>> one thing i have noticed, even if they seem like they do not care or don't know what they are doing to themselves, or the pain they cause for others, they know.>> reporter: and you decided to write a book.>> i thought that
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this was a story that people need to know about. i think that my whole is that in writing the book and me talking to all of these other addicts and families, i came to an understanding bright felt like i was in a more compassionate place. and i wished i had had that compassion when my brother was still alive. i don't know that it would have changed the past, but i think it would have changed the conversation that we had around his addiction. and when people read the book and read about how awful this is for every member of the family, and everyone loves an addict, and that they can come to a more compassionate place of understanding. >> reporter: and if you could
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tell pat something seven years later, what would you tell him?>> i think i would forgive him. and i would forgive myself.>> you hear erin talking about the emotion after his death, the numbness and darkness, and yet she found the strength to put it on paper in that book to help other families going through the same situation. >> and it really is true that it takes a
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welcome to this ktvu segment two special. i'm can wane. segment two allows us to dig deeper into stories you might not have heard about. one of the most popular segments. in this special, we will revisit some of the most memorable reports from the past couple of years. including a profile of a former
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ktvu anchor. and a look at the beatles. the last concert at candlestick park. we begin in san francisco's toughest neighborhood. an area plagued by poverty, crime and drug use. i spent a night alone in the tenderloin. i had on a camera under a jacket to shoot videos and would identify myself to people who agreed to talk to me. they gave some surprisingly candid answers. >> the warfield hotel sits near the corner of turkey and taylor in the heart of the tenderloin. rooms are usually rented by the month. even though it is in the seediest part of the city. a room here is not as cheap as you might expect. seventy dollars a night. and this is what you get. little furniture, a bed, sheets, i pillow, no pillowcase. it bathroom with no working life, no toilet paper. and two windows looking down on turk street. this will be my home for the night. i'm told by police it is a
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place for heroin users. after going in and out of here for 16 hours, i never see anyone outside of their room. just an abandoned wheelchair. on the street, in front of the hotel, i run into a woman named rita who asked me for $2. >> what are you doing out here? >> getting high. >> she says she is from reno and went to school in lake tahoe. but she has been in san francisco for most of her life, living on the streets, addicted to drugs. >> what kind of drugs? >> correct. >> crack. >> i have been doing it for 30 years. >> i wish her well as i move on. stay safe. >> take care. >> down the street, i find a man who asks for $5. he calls himself, v.
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>> i don't get involved with drugs. i have a few beers. it is crazy down here. the city is too dangerous. i'm too old. >> 39% of the city's homeless came to san francisco from someplace else within the previous year. and the top -- v says he moved to your and has been looking for -- moved here and has been looking for work. >> what is your plan? >> get a full-time job and get off the street. >> he says san francisco is not for him. and it is about time to leave. >> go somewhere, where it is less expensive. this is for the rich only. >> as night falls, the energy on the streets changes. i accidentally bump into a man on the sidewalk. and it sets him off. >> don't put your hands on
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me. >> i was walking buy and you ran into me. >> i move on where paramedics are responding to a call of shortness of breath. a firefighter tells me the 911 calls here are almost nonstop in the tenderloin. sitting nearby is a young woman named kia with one of her dogs. she has been in the city for six years. the last seven months, living on the streets. >> it sounds dangerous. >> my boyfriend is in jail. >> she says she has been a heroin addict since she was 13. and a fourth of the people here say that drug and alcohol use prevent them from getting a job. she says she is thinking about going back to her family in connecticut. >> if you had tickets to go back, would you go back? >> probably not. because i have a drug problem. >> it seems everyone here has a hard luck story. hoping for a better life while searching for a way out.
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but somehow, for now, stuck. i go back to the warfield hotel and try to get some sleep. shortly after sunrise, it is time to check out. i ask the hotel clerk about the $10 bill he gave me for change the day before. i tried to use it at a local market and the cashier said the bill was counterfeit. >> . >> they said it was not real. >> morning on the streets. some of the homeless are starting to stir. others are covered in blankets and surrounded by personal belongings on the sidewalk. and once again, i run into rita. >> what did you do last night? >> she says she is going to an appointment to get medication. and she has a final message for me. >> can i put a bug in your
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ear -- send you a message? >> take care. >> see you later. >> tonight i will never forget. coming up, i take a dive into a dangerous sport. the prize catch the divers are
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the lure of fresh abalone has drawn hundreds of diverse to the coast for generations. men willing to risk their lives to get the prized seafood. i put on a wetsuit and dove into find out what it is all about. >> this is what we risk our lives for. >> he has been diving for abalone most of his life. >> it is not easy to get. it takes a lot of skill. >> he teaches classes on abalone diving.
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and today, he is taking us to sell point state park near fort ross on the sonoma coast. >> one of the biggest things divers need to be concerned about are the conditions of the ocean. today we are lucky that that this earth is flat, the skies are clear and water visibility is good. >> we are off to a bad start after we enter the water. immediately, i lose a fin antone loses his snorkel. for about 50 yards from shore, in 15 feet of water -- he spots his prize. ties the line to mark this spot. gets his bag ready. and he sends. from the surface, it is almost impossible for the untrained eye to distinguish the dark abalone shells from the rocks. but a closer look reveals that there are indeed dozens of red abalone on the ocean bottom. >> most of the time, if you stay in shallow water -- >> it is not the sharks that are a worry. most abalone deaths are blamed
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on inexperienced and unprepared diverse. >> people get in over their heads. >> some are not ready for the physical challenge. >> you have guys like me -- basically out there -- not being able to handle it. >> or understand this well and the current -- swell and the current. >> you have to be in tune with what the ocean is doing. >> his job is to rescue divers in trouble. >> divers from the center valley and elsewhere drive hours to the coast and are dead set on getting into the ocean no matter what the conditions. >> they don't really know how to interpret the dangers out there. >> three abalone visitors died during a diving attempt last april entering waters that locals deemed too rough. >> that happens -- i will tell someone over and over again -- don't go out. don't go out. and they will go out. and we will have to go retrieve
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them. >> fish and wildlife regulations prohibit the use of scuba tanks. so divers must hold their breath to depths of 30 feet or more and then pry be abalone from the rocks. >> the biggest thing is to convince your brain that this is a smart thing to do. that really is the biggest thing to overcome. when we take people out, they will hold their breath four, five seconds, top. and their brain is telling them -- this is stupid. >> the catch is measured on the spot to make sure it as -- it is at least 7 inches. wild abalone cannot be resold legally. they fish and wildlife authorities are constantly on the lookout for poachers. black-market abalone can be sold for $700 or more each. every year, some of these poachers are caught. often, they are stripped of fishing licenses for life. and they get a fine of tens of thousands of dollars and in some cases, jail. some abalone divers simply go beyond their limits trying to bring home the prized delicacy.
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>> sometimes the rescuers became victims themselves trying to save people in the wrong conditions. >> it is nice occasionally when you get people you rescue and they are grateful. they realize they were in over their heads. and they are thankful for our help. >> we found one diver entering the surf alone. something you should never do. and they advised divers to have a plan, of what to do when things go wrong. and have a marine radio were cell phone service is poor. it can help -- avoid a deadly outcome. >> the first time you ever do cpr definitely stays with you. >> in the end, we return, tired but satisfied with three good-sized abalone. a daily limit. >> hopefully, not literally to die for. coming up, rock 'n roll history at candlestick park.
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we will share rare footage of the beatles playing their final show right here in the bay area right after this.
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the beatles played their last concert at candlestick park. we have some rare footage of their time in the city. and we hear from the fans who
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were there. >> when the beatles arrived in san francisco in 1964, they were already the most popular band on earth. the beatles played in 64 and 65. to say it was can't -- pandemonium, could be an understatement. >> you definitely knew they were coming. >> when they finally did come outcome you could really hear it. >> cindy gross lives down the street and saw a poll shows. >> did they sound as good at the records -- as the records? >> no. with all the screaming, you could not hear anything. >> some fans made it to the stage. but the beatles never missed of the -- almost oblivious to the chaos around. >> -- never missed a beat -- almost oblivious to the chaos around. >> by the time the beatles
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returned for the third visit to play candlestick in 1966, san francisco was leading its own musical revolution. janis joplin, jefferson airplane and the grateful dead put the bay area at the epicenter of a rapidly evolving music scene. and while the beatles were still the most popular band in the world, they did not even sell out candlestick. >> i'm not sure why there were 5000 empty seats at candlestick. it was a large park. >> he was a young reporter in oakland and used his press pass to watch the candlestick show from the press box. >> george harrison was wearing white socks. >> security was even more elaborate with an -- when the band brought an armored car into the stage behind chain- link fencing. >> i had front row seats behind home plate. they came out of the dugout. to the right, they had on their guitars. they turn around and start waving at the stands.
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it was an incredible experience. paul was just yards away from us. >> they jumped on stage and just blitzed through nine or 10 songs. and they were done. >> this was one of the only films of the concert. the sound quality is poor. >> we got to stand right at the needs the stage which was a great platform. they were singing. you could not hear them singing because the stadium noise was so loud. >> and just like that, it was over. they were whisked away -- never realizing the beatles concert era had come to a end at candlestick. >> when we did it, we did not think it would be the last place. >> and 1976, paul mccartney reflected about those days. >> i remember flying there and enjoying it. and seeing one of the police motorcycle ask -- escorts coming. i have good recollections of
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san francisco. a very nice city. >> paul mccartney played the last show at candlestick before it was demolished. women have made a lot of progress in the sports world except when it comes to racing. i had a chance to meet one of the rising stars on the motorcycle trek. a young north a woman who takes a break milking cows to put on racing leather. >> a few miles outside this city -- on one of the many dairy farms, is a fifth generation dairy farmer. >> she did not have a baby that long ago. >> her utter is swollen. >> my dad used to make a spring and the callous -- bring in the cows. >> what he started was an obsession. >> there are hundreds of men in the racing circuit. she is one of a half-dozen women. >> of course it is no fun to
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be beat by a girl. so i don't think they like it when that happens. i don't like getting beat by a girl either. >> she is the first female motorcyclist to race at indy. she finished third overall at cutter recently and -- >> i can do anything those guys can do out there. >> pushing limits can carry price. >> she suffered broken bones and was knocked unconscious. >> i have crashed twice in the last month. i know why a crash. i know what happened. i know how i can improve. so that makes me stronger. >> she caught the eye of sponsors and the wall street journal. being called, danica patrick on two wheels. >> it is good because you have eyeballs on you as far as obtaining sponsorships. but it is bad because sometimes you don't get taken seriously. >> off the bike, she focuses on model shoots.
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>> i'm a country girl. i don't mind being seen as a sexy racer either. i think that is kind of a cool aspect of it. >> but her focus, she says, is beating the other racers, who happen to be mostly men. >> i want to get some first- place finishes this year. i would like to win the championship. i want to be in the top 10 in the u.s. by next season. >> good luck shelina moreda. and dennis richmond shares his most memorable stories from four decades behind the desk. >> you need to go home and get some rest. >> you can't arrest. i went home, showered, laid ther
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he is perhaps the most iconic news man in the bay area history. dennis richmond was the face of ktvu's 10:00 news for generations. i caught up with dennis at his home to talk about his legendary career. >> the number one primetime newscast in the country. >> good evening. >> i'm dennis richmond. >> dennis richmond spent 40 years at ktvu, 30 as anchor of the 10:00 news. but he did not set out to be a news man. >> i was working at channel 2 -- as an ad. >> associate director? >> associate director behind the camera. >> he works his way into a reporter job at a time when the bay area was exploding with social unrest. and when most reporters and their bosses were white men. >> that did not dawn on me that much. it did not matter that it was dominated by white men. >> by 1976, he was the main anchor at ktvu. >> he says being in the
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studio did not shield him from the emotional drama that sometimes unfolded outside, such as the 91 oakland hills fire. >> we were on the air constantly, throughout the day. and into the evening. and the news director told me to go home and get some rest. you can't rest in situations like that. i went home, showered, laid there -- and said, what am i doing? i had to go back to work. >> this man projected a stoic calmness in the air but sometimes, his heart would bleed. >> a mudslide hit a house and there were young children in their screaming. and her father had one little girl by the hand and the mud ripped the girl out of his hand. we had to go on the air.
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somebody was going to do a remote from the scene. we lost power. so they had to do it from the studio. and it was very emotional. i had to do it. just about the time we went on, they found the little girl's body. it is still emotional. >> there were fun stories too. he flew with the thunderbirds and the blue angels. >> he went into -- a 4- degree turn. i was gasping -- it was killing me. and then he straightened up. he said -- sorry about that. are you all right? i said, yes. i'm fine. and i thought to myself -- if i knew how to fully -- how to fly this plane, i would probably strangle him now to make something viewers did not know is that dennis suffers from hiccups and even takes medication for it. >> you are always worried
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about getting hiccups on the air. >> right. >> did that ever happened? >> one time. just one pick up -- hiccup. >> the only person who noticed was my daughter. >> only one time in 30 years at the anchor desk. and four coanchors starting with barbara simpson. and then the team that dominated the airwaves. >> dennis and elayne. >> she was a great coanchor. she was all business. she knew what she was talking about. she was good at what she was doing. >> we have been on the air for about 56 hours. >> good evening. >> as a matter of fact, i
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went to a media training seminar. they used that clip of elaine and i, to show how you can personalize the news. >> one night, dennis andy lane were paced -- were taping a news piece. this never got on the air. >> good evening, an estimated 34 people survived a plane crash today. dennis is making me do this. >> i did not do anything. >> that happens every now and then. and the harder you try to stop -- the harder it is to stop. >> what do you account for your longevity? >> how did you survive so long? >> i had a bigger stick -- no. i don't know. when i did the news, i did the
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news. i just did the story. i did the news and i moved on. i was very businesslike. i stay that way. >> there are no more deadlines for dennis. but he will always be a knows man. >> he is all news. he still is all news. he gets his newspaper and comes back. if his newspaper is not there -- it is not a good thing. >> laid back in his running suit, life looks good for the man who is recognized as a bay area icon. >> how do i say goodbye to a job i have loved for four decades? >> dennis said the last time you put on a tie was his last day at ktvu. >> you wore a tie for a long time. >> now i don't have to worry about it. >> the king of fashion, we have the old 70s stuff. >> the knot was so big that it covered the shirt. that is when i have the afro, the big hair. >> that look is coming back. >> not for me. not for me.
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[ laughter ] >> it would look great. you wore it well. >> it was good then. but it is over now. >> great news man and a great guy. our segment two reports do not end here. you can catch them regularly on all of our newscast here on ktvu fox two. i'm ken wayne. thank you
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presidential candidate bernie sanders is in downtown oakland. earlier he made a stop at a church. now he is about to talk to thousands at the plaza in front of oakland city hall. good evening. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. a large crowd has gathered in oakland for a bernie sanders rally. that is his second stop of the day in the east bay. ktvu got an opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one interview. jana. >> reporter: julie, we got an opportunity to speak with bernie sanders in between his events. i want to step aside so you can see this big crowd. they are getting ready to have him come out. there are so many people who have been waiting for hours to
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see him. many lined up around downtown oakland, just to try and get a glimpse and get a spot in here. take a look at the video. this was the line to get in. thousands of people in what oakland police say stretched a dozen blocks through downtown. the california primary is june 7th, one week from tomorrow. a win here would be a big boost for sanders even though hillary clinton maintains the lead right now in pledged delegates. today i had a chance to meet senator sanders face to face and ask him how he feels about his campaign, california's prearks and his response to those who questioned whether he's a real democrat, an independent, or a socialist. here is what he had to say. >> i consider myself, and i have always considered myself to be somebody who is fighting to make this country become what it can become. it outrages me that we have multibillionaires in this country getting richer


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