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Ten O'Clock News; Sculptor John Wilson


Marcus Jones reports that a sculpture by John Wilson will be installed on the lawn of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Roxbury. Wilson created seven-feet high sculpture name Eternal Presence to mark the 350th anniversary of the black presence in Boston. Interview with Wilson and Elma Lewis (Artistic Director, National Center of Afro-American Artists) about the sculpture. Wilson says that the sculpture is evocative and confrontational. He adds that he is interested in hearing feedback about the sculpture. Jones notes that Wilson grew up in Roxbury. Shots of the sculpture and footage of Lewis addressing spectators in a gallery of the Center. Exteriors of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.

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Ten O'Clock News

Sculptor John Wilson

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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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Lewis, Elma
African Americans -- History
African American artists
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Lewis, Elma (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Sculptor John Wilson,” 10/01/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20ACDD60BCF842D183BEF7E337D1839F.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Sculptor John Wilson.” 10/01/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20ACDD60BCF842D183BEF7E337D1839F>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Sculptor John Wilson. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_20ACDD60BCF842D183BEF7E337D1839F
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