KNTV, branded as NBC Bay Area, the NBC O&O in San Francisco, is releasing a digital-only investigation into the many causes of California’s inflated housing market that leaves many people of the Bay Area priced out.
Some of the issues plaguing San Francisco can be found in nearly every community across the country — poverty, crime, homelessness and mental health. KNTV, NBC Bay Area in San Francisco is searching for solutions to these deep-rooted problems plaguing the city in a streaming investigative series, Saving San Francisco.
In The Moms of Magnolia Street, the Bay Area’s KNTV followed three women and their families who illegally moved in and occupied a single-family home that had been vacant for years, beginning a movement addressing government-sanctioned home discrimination, predatory lending and the corporatization of housing.
If Mark Twain were living today, he might amend his famous quote about the weather to say, “Everybody talks about climate change, but nobody does anything about it.” And Twain might agree that KNTV in San Francisco is doing something about it.
The one-hour documentary takes a look back at the damage that the devastating earthquake caused — and the stories of bravery and survival that shone through despite the destruction. “Hearing the stories of survival from the people whose lives were shaken by the Loma Prieta earthquake was moving and powerful,” said Stacy Owen, KNTV general manager.
It’s a common complaint from local TV news viewers. Why does the news always have to be so bad? Aren’t there some good news stories you can report? Stories about kindness, compassion and generosity? In San Francisco, KNTV has introduced viewers to remarkable people each week since 2012.