The NewsTrak Videotape Collection consists 91 boxes of media coverage collected by the NewsTrak media monitoring firm from
various television news stations, public relations firms, and government, corporate and non-profit public relations departments
in the Sacramento area between 1987-2006. Media coverage includes media releases by local public relations firm Runyon, Saltzman
& Einhorn, coverage of local and state politicians including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, and Pete Wilson during their
terms as California governor, the Rodney King verdict, Proposition 5 on Indian Tribal Gaming, and public relations videos
created by corporate and governmental public relations departments such as PG&E, UC Davis Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente,
Sutter Health, and Pacific Bell. The collection has extensive coverage of crime and murder trials in Sacramento in the 1980s-1990s
and included footage of serial killers Dorothea Puente, Eric Royce Leonard "Thrill killer," Michelle Cummisky "Batgirl killer,"
Wesley Shermantine, one of the "Speed Freak Killers," and other murder trials such as Tammy Holycross, Alex Dell Thomas, Erin
Rae Kuhn-Brown, Curtis Dean Anderson Jr., Paul Lloyd Hensley, and Ramon Salcido that recieved extensive local and national
television coverage. Also included is local Sacramento media coverage of national news events such as the 9/11 bombings and
President Bill Clinton's sex scandal and impeachment.
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