Belva Davis recalls violent GOP convention in SF

Longtime Bay Area journalist Belva Davis sat down with KALW to discuss her recollections of covering the 1964 Republican National Convention at the Cow Palace. It was a mean-spirited crowd up in the galleries where we were … there was a speech by former President Eisenhower that was like lighting a match, in which he talked … the words he said could have been interpreted as being racist. And after that, all hell broke loose.  Reporters were being, I mean

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Belva Davis writes about her career in new book

It seems hard to believe, but Belva Davis has been on the air in the Bay Area for 43 years. And Davis, anchor of KQED 9’s “This Week in Northern California,” has chronicled her career in a new book, “Beyond My Wildest Dreams.” Lisa Vorderbrueggen of the Contra Costa Times has profiled Davis’ career in this piece. Davis’ big television break came in 1966 when KPIX hired her from a field of 67 applicants and she became the first black

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