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Ten O'Clock News; Bank of Boston affirmative action

06/15/1989

Marcus Jones reports on the affirmative action program at the Bank of Boston. Twenty percent of the employees at the bank are minorities. Interview with Charles Gifford from the Bank of Boston, who says that a diverse workforce makes sense. Gifford says that the bank will hire any qualified candidate, regardless of race. Gifford adds that he would like to hire more minorities in top bank positions. Jones reports that bank managers have set affirmative action goals that exceed federal requirements because they believe that an integrated workforce is good for business. Interview with Rosa Hunter, the Director of Affirmative Action Planning for the Bank of Boston. Hunter talks about the bank's commitment to diversity. Jones reviews statistics concerning minority professionals and minority managers at the Bank of Boston. He notes that most minority employees are hired for entry-level and mid-level positions. The edited story is followed by additional b-roll footage of Bank of Boston employees in the offices and cafeteria. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Meg Vaillancourt reports on affirmative action in the Boston Fire Department


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Bank of Boston affirmative action

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

00:09:54

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Race relations
Business
Banks and banking
Affirmative action programs
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Bank of Boston affirmative action,” 06/15/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_107C3ECB730E47E68C4ECC6505CA3F84.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Bank of Boston affirmative action.” 06/15/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_107C3ECB730E47E68C4ECC6505CA3F84>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Bank of Boston affirmative action. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_107C3ECB730E47E68C4ECC6505CA3F84
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