Description: The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States.
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5/23/79 White Monday - Coverage of the riots in protest of the manslaughter conviction of Dan White, murderer of Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone. Lots of good on the spot actuality. Also reportage of the Harvey Milk Birthday party held at 18th and Castro the following night, Tuesday, 5/22. Polished 7/25/79
5/30/79 Commentary on the meaning of White Monday by two Fruit Punch members including criticism of the coopting of gay anger by the organizers of Tuesday night's party. Followed by listener call-ins on their thoughts of the meaning of White Monday.
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