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Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown after busing demonstration


Police, including Captain Bill MacDonald (Boston Police Department) disperse a crowd in Monument Square in Charlestown after an anti-busing demonstration. A crowd is gathered in front of Bunker Hill Housing Project. Police and US Marshals are stationed across the street from the crowd. The police maneuver in the street. The crowd jeers at police and at least one bottle is thrown. The crowd retreats into the housing project. Police move up Bunker Hill Street. Robert DiGrazia (Police Commissioner, City of Boston) is present.

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Ten O'Clock News

Charlestown after busing demonstration

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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School integration
Busing for school integration
Police patrol
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
DiGrazia, Robert J.
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown after busing demonstration,” 09/08/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1C305FA5D8C0430FAEE60E8E242419FC.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown after busing demonstration.” 09/08/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1C305FA5D8C0430FAEE60E8E242419FC>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown after busing demonstration. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1C305FA5D8C0430FAEE60E8E242419FC
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