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Ten O'Clock News; AFSCME strike


AFSCME state workers on strike, marching with placards outside Saltonstall building. Reporter interviews employees, Teresa Cincotta, Tom Knightly, Pamela Knights, and Shirley Lumpkins, about short-term and long-term expectations of the strike. Prison guards on strike outside MCI Concord. Prison workers gather around tree. Guard tower seen through chain link fence.

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Ten O'Clock News

AFSCME strike

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Strikes and lockouts
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Concord (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; AFSCME strike,” 06/21/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_035B33F713214848AB31180C1441803E.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; AFSCME strike.” 06/21/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_035B33F713214848AB31180C1441803E>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; AFSCME strike. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_035B33F713214848AB31180C1441803E
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