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Ten O'Clock News; Carson Beach

08/03/1977

African American beachgoers are escorted onto Carson Beach in South Boston by Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) police officers. Officers are posted on the beach, forming a ring around the African American beachgoers. Police officers station themselves at the edge of the water as children play. Police officers line up near the recreation building, observing the action on the beach. Three MDC police boats patrol the water. Three white males are escorted from the beach. White beachgoers stand around, observing the scene.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Carson Beach

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

00:19:43

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Segregation
Race relations
Massachusetts. Metropolitan District Commission
African Americans
Beaches
Police patrol
Children
Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Carson Beach,” 08/03/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06B380D13C604FB68BB9E62930F0DE47.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Carson Beach.” 08/03/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06B380D13C604FB68BB9E62930F0DE47>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Carson Beach. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_06B380D13C604FB68BB9E62930F0DE47
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