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Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing

08/14/1986

David Boeri reports on a demonstration by members of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), outside of the offices of Mayor Ray Flynn. Demonstrators advocate for more affordable housing in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. Footage of Peggy Jackson (ACORN demonstrator) and Neil Sullivan (Director of housing policy for the Flynn administration) debating the administration's affordable housing policy. Boeri notes that the demonstrators demanded the deed to a vacant lot in order to develop affordable housing themselves.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

ACORN, affordable housing

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

00:02:31

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Urban poor
ACORN (Organization)
Housing
Flynn, Raymond L.
Demonstrations
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.)
Municipal governments
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing,” 08/14/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C0C1EFFEC9B45C7A1D95781D26A9E4A.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing.” 08/14/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C0C1EFFEC9B45C7A1D95781D26A9E4A>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C0C1EFFEC9B45C7A1D95781D26A9E4A
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