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Ten O'Clock News; Election Day


B-roll of campaign workers holding campaign signs and handing out flyers for mayoral candidates Ray Flynn and Mel King, and other political candidates. Poll workers check in voters at polling stations. Voters stand in line to vote. A poll worker holds a stack of absentee ballots. Exteriors of the Mel King for Mayor headquarters. Campaign staff members work and make telephone calls at the campaign headquarters of Flynn and King. A Flynn worker telephones voters to remind them to vote for Flynn. Campaign workers for King and Flynn are gathered outside of a polling station in the evening. Some campaign workers approach voters. One campaign worker remarks on the cold weather. Voters stand in line and vote at a polling station. Shot of a voting booth.

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Ten O'Clock News

Election Day

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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Broadcast program

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Flynn, Raymond L.
Political campaigns
King, Mel
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Election Day,” 11/05/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1470C492B87F4DD89273F3F7257843B4.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Election Day.” 11/05/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1470C492B87F4DD89273F3F7257843B4>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Election Day. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1470C492B87F4DD89273F3F7257843B4
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