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Evening Compass, The


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Evening Compass, The
Series Description

Premiered January 1974

The Evening Compass was a half-hour program airing Monday - Friday at 7 pm, repeated at 10:30. With co-anchormen Ed Baumeister and Louis Lyons, its purpose was to interpret news already reported elsewhere and to recognize, report and interpret news not reported elsewhere. Compass Specials were occasional broadcasts at other times that usually covered actual events as opportunities and resources permitted. Evening Compass incorporated the staff of Louis Lyons/News and Comment and The Reporters.

See Prime Time January and February 1974 for cover stories. Series release date: 1/2/1974



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


News Report
Stuart, Charles (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening Compass, The,” 09/09/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_11E558EF1E3149F996C6E45950D3D629.
MLA: “Evening Compass, The.” 09/09/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_11E558EF1E3149F996C6E45950D3D629>.
APA: Evening Compass, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_11E558EF1E3149F996C6E45950D3D629
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