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Bay Area Revelations

Bay Area Revelations

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 at 03:53 PM PST

The Birth of Beach Blanket Babylon

The Birth of Beach Blanket Babylon

You know San Francisco’s Beach Blanket Babylon. But did you know that the iconic hats were inspired by the show’s first home?

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 at 05:06 PM PST

Bay Area Revelations: The Heroes of 5B

Bay Area Revelations: The Heroes of 5B

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Did you know that San Francisco General served as home to the first AIDS ward in the nation? The doctors and nurses of Ward 5B helped shape the way AIDS patients would be treated by...

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 11:16 PM PST

San Francisco’s Growing Pains

San Francisco’s Growing Pains

You know the gold rush transformed San Francisco into a bustling boom town in just a few short years. But did you know the solution for traveling over the city’s steep hills was found in a gold mine?

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:28 AM PST

Birth of the Golden Gate Bridge

Birth of the Golden Gate Bridge

You know San Francisco’s iconic bridge. But do you know that if the U.S. military had its way, it wouldn’t exist?

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:28 AM PST

Jefferson Airplane Takes Off

Jefferson Airplane Takes Off

You know Jefferson Airplane, but did you know that an accident in San Jose nearly stopped the music before it started?

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:28 AM PST

Life Lessons for an Activist

Life Lessons for an Activist

You know San Francisco’s proud history of activism, but do you know how one of medical marijuana’s biggest activists got his start?

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 09:29 AM PST

The Magazine that Inspired Apple

The Magazine that Inspired Apple

You know Woz as half of the genius behind Apple Computers. But did you know that it was a magazine hidden in a closet that led to the creation of Apple?

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 05:28 PM PDT

California’s Culinary History

California’s Culinary History

You know the history – the gold rush transformed California, but did you know that while the miners panned for gold, the culinary foundation of San Francisco was born?

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 01:52 PM PDT

Eat Drink SF Sweepstakes

Eat Drink SF Sweepstakes

We're giving away VIP tickets to next year's Eat Drink SF event. Click here to find out more.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 05:43 PM PDT

Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

You’ve seen the cornucopia in the produce sections of grocery stores, but did you know one woman led the charge to introduce the nation to more than just iceberg lettuce?

Tune In

Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

About "Bay Area Revelations"

"Bay Area Revelations" is a new documentary series featuring the untold stories of the people, places and moments which helped to shape the Bay Area. LEARN MORE

Web Extra: Santana in Concert


Carlos Santana is just one of the many musicians with local ties we're featuring in our latest episode. Check out a sample clip above from Santana's latest DVD, Santana IV: Live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas.