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Ten O'Clock News; TOCN show tape

09/08/1976

First day of school in Boston, Phase IIB of court ordered desegregation. 1) Superintendent Marion Fahey is proud of faculty and students. Associate superintendent Charles Leftwich reports van and three buses were stoned. Mayor Kevin White says unlawful conduct will not be tolerated. 2) Gary Griffith reports on opening commotion at Charlestown High. One-third of enrolled students show up. Federal marshals and police outside. One arrest for disorderly conduct. Neighborhood crowd gathers in street. 3) Pamela Bullard at South Boston High. Black students get off bus to less tension than last year. Police are present but not in riot gear. 4) Art Cohen at Mackey Middle School where teacher student ratio is 1:18. Principal Lloyd Leake. 5) Bullard on magnet program encompassing 21 schools. Exterior, interior of English High. Gregory Anrig, state commissioner of education. Headmaster William Peterkin. 6) Karin Giger on bilingual program at Grover Cleveland Middle School. 7) Bullard talks to boycotting (white) Cormiers of Charlestown. Mother keeps son out of Timilty School where he was assigned to be bused; he has part-time tutoring. 8) Steve Curwood talks to participating (black) Price family from Roxbury, whose children are bused to white neighborhoods. 9) 5 Hyde Park High students, 3 minority, 2 white, discuss racial separation inside school. They expect conflict to be less than last year. 10) Steve Nevas was almost thwarted from covering a Kevin White press conference because mayor felt Nevas could not be objective. (He had investigated fundraising in White campaign.) White attempts to disassemble Channel 2 microphone and asserts he can exclude any reporter from access. Ed Baumeister says this raises First Amendment issue.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

TOCN show tape

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

00:28:50

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Police
Fahey, Marion
Schools
White, Kevin H.
Arrest (Police methods)
First day of school
Students
School integration
Magnet schools
Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Cohen, Art (Reporter)
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
Curwood, Steve (Reporter)
Baumeister, Ed (Reporter)
Giger, Karin (Reporter)
Griffith, Gary (Reporter)
Nevas, Steve (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; TOCN show tape,” 09/08/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_02A61CF16DEC4494BBB148486C61C99D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; TOCN show tape.” 09/08/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_02A61CF16DEC4494BBB148486C61C99D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; TOCN show tape. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_02A61CF16DEC4494BBB148486C61C99D
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