Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge
Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge
A Sense Of Home
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**Edward R. Murrow Award Winner** The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic landmark of San Francisco and, tragically, one of the most popular places in the world to commit suicide. Few know this better than Kevin Briggs, a sergeant with the California Highway Patrol who has talked hundreds of people out of jumping. Update: In May 2013, Sgt. Briggs met Kevin Berthia, who he saved on the bridge eight years ago, at an event honoring suicide prevention. Read about their reunion <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/years-later-cop-reunites-suicidal-man-saved-golden-171522199.html">here.</a>
Over 50% of children who outgrow the foster care system end up homeless or incarcerated. It's something a dedicated team of public officials and volunteers are determined to change. For more information visit http://asenseofhome.org/.
John Wathen was just an average guy until coming into contact with toxic chemicals, stumbling upon a video camera, and discovering his passion for protecting the world's waters. Watch this Alabama native's transformation into an internationally recognized environmentalist. This is Yahoo's first student film selection and is directed by Kristine Stolakis of Stanford. http://www.southernexposurefilms.org/
Yahoo News contributor Gideon Yago explores the HIV outbreak in rural Indiana, the first to be linked to prescription drug abuse and needle-sharing by addicts. As Opana abuse becomes an epidemic, this latest episode of Viewfinder highlights the toll of addiction on one small American town.
The symbol of the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s was not tiny crack vials -- rather it was a jittery infant whom we were told was destined to a lifetime of pain and suffering through no fault of its own. Crack-addicted pregnant mothers were prosecuted and the media warned that a generation of “crack babies” would plague our country. Turns out...they were wrong. But three decades later this newly updated Retro Report documentary reveals a new twist -- the media is again sounding a similar alarm.
As the literary world awaits publication of Harper Lee’s long lost novel "Go Set a Watchman," Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric takes viewers to Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee’s hometown and the fictional “Maycomb” in her blockbuster hit To Kill a Mockingbird. This latest episode of Viewfinder explores the controversy surrounding the new novel’s publication and looks back at the making of an instant classic about the segregated South.
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