its beginnings, San Francisco has been home to an eclectic array
of characters drawn not only to the city's spectacular surroundings
but also to the vibrant spirit of independence the area seems
to foster. San Francisco can boast of both striking physical
beauty and a colorful history replete with swashbuckling drama
and Gold Rush fever. Much of this history seems to have been
largely forgotten, buried with the rubble of the great 1906
earthquake. KQED's new documentary, broadcast in HDTV, celebrates
the people, places and events that have shaped the city over
the years. Host Greg Sherwood joins tour guide and historian
Daniel Bacon (BarbaryCoastTrail.org) in sifting through the present to uncover some
of San Francisco's fascinating past.
Watch excerpts from KQED's documentary, Sin, Fire and Gold,
a walking tour of San Francisco from the Gold Rush through the 1906 earthquake and fire. Hosted by historian Daniel Bacon and Greg Sherwood.