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Ten O'Clock News; Longshoremen's hiring hall


Longshoremen's hiring hall. Men crowd around window for work assignments. Interview with union worker, who says job shortage due to progress and automation. He has not been paid under contract guaranty because of loopholes. He predicts October 1 strike against Boston Shipping Association. Containerization calls for fewer workers, from about 1,200 men to about 400 men, though tonnage of port has remained stable. Man hours have decreased, some men have left the industry, others try to collect their guaranty. A man being interviewed says that the men are very angry.

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Ten O'Clock News

Longshoremen's hiring hall

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

Media Type


Labor unions
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Cohen, Art (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Longshoremen's hiring hall,” 09/24/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16C50D268333445BB9F1A7E5A8CCC7A9.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Longshoremen's hiring hall.” 09/24/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16C50D268333445BB9F1A7E5A8CCC7A9>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Longshoremen's hiring hall. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16C50D268333445BB9F1A7E5A8CCC7A9
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