TALK OF THE TOWN FEATURING DUFFY JENNINGS
A prize-winning writer for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s, Duffy Jennings has compiled his stories into a must-read diary, “Reporter’s Notebook.” In a one-on-one interview with host Michael Jacobi, Duffy shares some of his in-depth journalistic coverage of the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders, the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk and Jonestown. Jennings is a Bay area local, founder of Los Gatos Magazine, and winner of a myriad of awards.
A prize-winning writer for the San Francisco Chronicle in the tumultuous 1970s, Duffy Jennings covered the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Zodiac and Zebra serial murders, and the City Hall assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Jennings also covered major fires, gangland crime, labor union strife, city government news and more. In Reporter’s Note Book, Jennings weaves the political, criminal, public and personal events of the 1970s into a masterful reflection on the heart of a turbulent Bay Area, all bolstered by his uncanny memory and tender wit.
KGO810 Radio: Ronn Owens Report
Today, Ronn talked with Duffy Jennings, former reporter for the Chronicle. His book, “Reporter’s Note Book: A San Francisco Chronicle Journalist’s Diary of the Shocking Seventies” covers all the major events of this rather violent period, marked by political assassinations, serial killings, kidnappings, a mass suicide, attacks on police, a courthouse shootout, racial murders and gang warfare.