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Ten O'Clock News; Prominent Black Bostonians


Marcus Jones reports on an exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum celebrating Black History Month. Jones notes that the exhibit features photographs of prominent people in Boston's African American community. Jones interviews Marie Cosindas (photographer) about the photographs. Jones' report includes shots of the photographs. Jones reports that the exhibit also includes documents, books and artworks representing the African American artistic, cultural and political traditions. Jones interviews Marilyn Richardson (exhibit advisor and MIT professor) about the exhibit. Richardson talks about a display of census documents and artworks by Edmonia Lewis (sculptor) and Allan Crite (artist). Jones' report includes footage of artworks in the exhibit.

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Ten O'Clock News

Prominent Black Bostonians

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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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Rushing, Byron
Lewis, Elma
Bolling, Bruce C., 1945-2012
King, Mel
Art -- Exhibitions
African American artists
African Americans in art
African Americans -- History
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Prominent Black Bostonians,” 02/29/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1961B6DF43F549A6BB53159790E56D7D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Prominent Black Bostonians.” 02/29/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1961B6DF43F549A6BB53159790E56D7D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Prominent Black Bostonians. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1961B6DF43F549A6BB53159790E56D7D
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