The UCLA Film &Television Archive has created a digital portal showcasing local news footage of former Los Angeles Mayor and UCLA alumnus, Tom Bradley.
Bradley, who was the first African American to lead the city, was also Los Angeles’ longest-tenured mayor, serving from 1973 to 1993. Bradley died in 1998.
Made up of news footage donated by television station KTLA, the online archive offers the ability to stream nearly 80 segments documenting Bradley’s work. It includes unedited news segments, never-before-seen footage and stories not seen since they were originally broadcasted. The archive was made possible through a grant provided by The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.
“The rare newsfilm available via the archive’s new online resource presents viewers with a unique opportunity to step back in time to revisit moments big and small during this iconic leader’s indelible career,” said Mark Quigley, John H. Mitchell Television Archivist.