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Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report

09/16/1974

Press conference at City Hall on day 3 of Phase I desegregation of Boston Schools. Frank Tivnan (Director of Communications for Mayor Kevin White) commends the performance of the police department and reports no serious injuries to residents or schoolchildren. John Coakley (Boston School Department) gives school attendance figures. Coakley reports that the atmosphere in the schools is reasonably calm. Joseph Jordan (Superintendent, Boston Police Department) reports on a liquor ban imposed in South Boston. Jordan notes that police made 20 arrests today. Leroy Chase (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) reports that Freedom House is helping to patrol streets in Roxbury/North Dorchester. Kevin White (Mayor, city of Boston) talks about antibusing sentiment in South Boston; answers questions about efforts by South Boston neighborhood leaders to calm the tension in the neighborhood; about the possible underworld and criminal background of some agitators in South Boston; about the school boycott by South Boston residents. William Leary (Superintendent, Boston School Department) and Robert Kiley (Deputy Mayor, City of Boston) are also present at the press conference. Anne O'Brien (Principal, John P. Holland School) gives a positive report on the opening of the Holland School.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Boston School Report

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

00:36:45

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Jordan, Joseph M.
Police patrol
Busing for school integration
School integration
Teachers
Arrest (Police methods)
School management and organization
White, Kevin H.
Press conferences
Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
White, Kevin H. (Speaker)
Jordan, Joseph M. (Speaker)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report,” 09/16/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09585823D9884344B8E8BAE63C9B9157.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report.” 09/16/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09585823D9884344B8E8BAE63C9B9157>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_09585823D9884344B8E8BAE63C9B9157
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