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Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High


Exterior South Boston High, first day of school on staggered opening schedule. Police on steps. Tilt up facade. White students walk up to school. Jerome Wynegar out front. Boston Police bus pulls up. Wynegar comments on insufficient buses to bring black students from distant neighborhoods because of contract dispute and the disruption of the staggered opening schedule. Press photographers. Person on the street interview with white mother, Evelyn Gorhan, who waited with daughter for bus that never came. Black mother, Edna Calhoun from Roxbury says she will not send her son to school until buses are available. Calhoun and another black woman, Frankie MacDonald, report rocks and expletives hurled at them. Shots of the children. “Nigers suck” graffiti on brick housing project.

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Ten O'Clock News

South Boston High

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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Busing for school integration
Hate crimes
School buildings
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Griffith, Gary (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High,” 09/07/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17CCB84FC84E42FF88CEAB8BC3D2D782.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High.” 09/07/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17CCB84FC84E42FF88CEAB8BC3D2D782>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_17CCB84FC84E42FF88CEAB8BC3D2D782
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