The Mission, the first program in KQED's series Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco, premiered in December, 1994. The one-hour documentary, which traces the rich history of San Francisco's Mission District, has received three local Emmy nominations and a Bronze Apple from the National Educational Film and Video Festival.
Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco is an ongoing television series designed to explore the rich history of this unique American city. From the earliest Native American villages of the Mission District to the ethnic enclaves of Chinatown and North Beach, each program will reveal the city as a mosaic of communities with interconnecting pasts. Viewers drawn to the fascinating stories will discover meaningful connections between their daily lives and the deeper histories we share. As we continue to grow in our appreciation of diverse cultures, Neighborhoods will give viewers a crucial sense of the traditions that link us, not only to the past, but to one another.