Public TV 9
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:30pm


Since 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 ( 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.
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