Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine
Stevie Wonder demonstrates a Kurweil Reading Machine with text-to-speech capability, which enables blind people to read printed text. He uses the machine to help him read instructions for his synthesizer, so he can compose a song. He jokes around with the audience. He sings part of "I Just Called to Say I Love You." A Boston politician presents Wonder with a commemorative award of his visit to Boston. Wonder addresses the crowd and talks about how the Reading Machine is making a more "harmonious world." Several takes of reporter stand up. A man demonstrates a computer with a touchscreen and Deck Talk features.
- Ten O'Clock News
Kurzweil Reading Machine
- 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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Wonder, Stevie
- African American musicians
- People with disabilities
- Boston (Mass.)
- News Report
- Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
- Wonder, Stevie (Speaker)
- Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine,” 04/29/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2429CEEA1D3447D682E4D60A860B34D9.
- MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine.” 04/29/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 23, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2429CEEA1D3447D682E4D60A860B34D9>.
- APA: Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2429CEEA1D3447D682E4D60A860B34D9