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Bettina Aptheker featured in NBC’s ‘Rebels & Revolutions’ documentary

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UC Santa Cruz Professor of Feminist Studies Bettina Aptheker (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

By Scott Rappaport, UCSC Newscenter

An interview with UC Santa Cruz professor of feminist studies Bettina Aptheker will be featured in Rebels & Revolutions–the second installment of NBC Bay Area’s year-long documentary series Bay Area Revelations–premiering Saturday May 9, at 9 p.m.

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Coyote, the one-hour film examines the San Francisco Bay Area’s history in leading political and social movements, beginning with the Free Speech Movement and covering gay liberation, black power, drug culture, AIDS, assassinations, cults, and same-sex marriage.

The program is told primarily through personal interviews with individuals who played a major role in these pivotal points in history—also including Senator Dianne Feinstein, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Willie Brown, State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, UC Santa Cruz alumnus and author David Talbot, and San Francisco District Attorney and civil rights lawyer Terence Hallinan.

“Rebels & Revolutions will shed light on a significant time in the Bay Area’s history, weaving together stories that are not familiar to most,” noted Rich Cerussi, president and general manager of NBC Bay Area. “Our intention with this second film in our Bay Area Revelations series is to reflect on those little known, powerful moments that were each responsible for sparking a revolution.”

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