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Ten O'Clock News; Rescinding welfare cards

08/16/1989

Mayor of Lawrence Kevin Sullivan explains making an example of drug criminals receiving welfare. Public defender says that only fraction of individuals arrested have been involved with drug trade. Police Lieutenant Baker in charge of mayor's war on drugs cites small portion of drug-related card seizures. Discussion of ethics on revoking cards after "serious felony" instead of drug activity. Public defender accuses Sullivan of taking advantage of vulnerable citizens. Baker and Kelly discuss typical arrest file with welfare card seizure.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Rescinding welfare cards

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:03:43

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Drugs
Public welfare
Drug control
Crime
Arrest (Police methods)
Locations
Lawrence (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Kelly, Hope (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Rescinding welfare cards,” 08/16/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01B1EF00FDB84576B97A5DAE9F7C786F.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Rescinding welfare cards.” 08/16/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01B1EF00FDB84576B97A5DAE9F7C786F>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Rescinding welfare cards. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_01B1EF00FDB84576B97A5DAE9F7C786F
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