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Ten O'Clock News; Black perspective on Persian Gulf


Marcus Jones reports that Jesse Jackson traveled to Iraq and Kuwait last weekend in order to interview Saddam Hussein. Jackson traveled to Iraq as a journalist, but also managed to secured the release of US citizens trapped in the US embassy in Kuwait. Jones' report includes footage from Inside Edition of Jackson's meeting with Hussein and his return from Iraq. Interview with Urban Update producer Alicia Hilliard about media coverage of the Persian Gulf crisis and the minority perspective on the Persian Gulf crisis.

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Ten O'Clock News

Black perspective on Persian Gulf

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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Broadcast program

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Middle East -- Politics and government
African American politicians
Persian Gulf War, 1991
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Hussein, Saddam, 1937-2006
International relations
Mass media
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Black perspective on Persian Gulf,” 09/04/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2228DE5051E34EAEACB6EBCC14298372.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Black perspective on Persian Gulf.” 09/04/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2228DE5051E34EAEACB6EBCC14298372>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Black perspective on Persian Gulf. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2228DE5051E34EAEACB6EBCC14298372
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