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Ten O'Clock News; Mary Jane England


Janet Wu interviews two social service professionals, John York and Dr. Mary Jane England, on the high number of uncovered cases of child welfare. York states that the Department of Public Welfare and the Office of Social Services have always been understaffed. He explains that there are approximately 200 new social services positions in the budget for 1980. Dr. England speaks on the current state of the social services programs in the Commonwealth.

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Ten O'Clock News

Mary Jane England

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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Youth -- Services for
Welfare recipients—Employment
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Public welfare
King, Edward J., 1925-2006
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Wu, Janet (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mary Jane England,” 10/03/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_291EC2B22AA74B129B5DE78E03775975.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Mary Jane England.” 10/03/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_291EC2B22AA74B129B5DE78E03775975>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mary Jane England. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_291EC2B22AA74B129B5DE78E03775975
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