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Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing


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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Ten O'Clock News

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



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Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Urban poor
ACORN (Organization)
Flynn, Raymond L.
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.)
Municipal governments
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing,” 08/14/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C0C1EFFEC9B45C7A1D95781D26A9E4A.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; ACORN, affordable housing.” 08/14/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 22, 2019. <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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