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Ten O'Clock News; Kathy Gannett and HUD


David Boeri reports that Kathy Gannett, a former employee, has settled a wrongful dismissal complaint against the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Gannett claims that she was fired for filing a complaint with HUD against the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) for discriminatory housing policies. Footage from an interview with Gannett in 1987. HUD officials claim that Gannett was fired for inappropriately questioning Doris Bunte of the BHA during a meeting. Interview with Gannett and her attorney Elizabeth Rogers. Gannett talks about the case and says that her complaint against the BHA was ignored. Gannett says that she did not question Bunte inappropriately, but asked if Bunte had asked for protection for minority families moving into white housing projects. Boeri quotes Bunte as saying that Gannett was impertinent towards her during a meeting. Boeri reports on the deal reached by the two parties. Following the edited story is b-roll of Gannett.

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Ten O'Clock News

Kathy Gannett and HUD

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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Public housing
Actions and defenses
United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Housing policy
Boston Housing Authority
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Kathy Gannett and HUD,” 03/11/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B943C76D55043E28153D159DB821E94.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Kathy Gannett and HUD.” 03/11/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B943C76D55043E28153D159DB821E94>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Kathy Gannett and HUD. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1B943C76D55043E28153D159DB821E94
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